Agricultural Rainfall Data

Here is an update on how we are doing rainfall wise. The last 14 days have been rather dry, but the heavy rainfall event Monday morning helped a great deal. Keep in mind, that the high heat means very high evaporation rates and even with rainfall, the soil will dry out unless we get about an inch per week. That will not be enough if we have highs in the mid 90’s.

Data below courtesy the NOAA Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service:

Rain last 14 days

Rain last 14 days

Last 30 days rainfall.

Last 30 days rainfall.

Now, here is how this compares with the 30 year average rainfall for the last 14 and 30 days:

30 days compared to average.

30 days compared to average. Notice the 3-4 inch deficit over SW Maryland.

Rainfall anomaly last 14 days.

Rainfall anomaly last 14 days.