5/26/12 12:30 update
Rainfall over the last few weeks have helped to alleviate the drought conditions Orange County was facing. Although the weather has been overcast with showers just about every day for 3 weeks now, don’t let that fool you. Orange County has still only seen 3″ to 4″ of rain for the entire month, some of which came in brief, heavy bursts and turned into runoff before the ground could absorb it. The few inches of rain was not much help after a snow-free winter. Although ground levels are moist enough to alleviate the constant brush fire threats we were facing last month at this time, some water sources still remain lower than normal. Last month’s drought no longer exists, but a period of hot, dry weather could cause drought conditions to return.
Expect continued overcast to partly sunny conditions with showers lingering around portions of the Hudson Valley for the next several days. These storms will not become severe.