Dry area shrinks more after Ida

Published 3:12 pm Friday, November 20, 2009

The number of counties experiencing dry conditions in North Carolina fell even more after the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida came through recently. Only 18 counties, all in the eastern part of the state, are considered abnormally dry, based on the latest federal drought map. No counties in the state are experiencing drought. Polk County has approximately 56 inches of rain through the end of October, just slightly above average. After a very dry early summer, Polk County has received approximately 23 inches of rain over the past three months.

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