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Still No Drought In Michigan

Posted at 4:09 PM, Aug 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-09 16:09:12-04

WEST MICHIGAN — (FOX 17) — Unlike last summer when it was hot and dry, this summer has been terrific for agricultural interests in the State of Michigan.

This image from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows all of Michigan and a large part of the midwest completely free from drought. At this point last summer, a moderate drought was in progress. Here is a look at some of the rainfall totals since June 1 and the departure from normal. Most areas are above normal for the summer, though Grand Rapids is a little below normal.

Rainfall Since June 1:

  • Grand Rapids:  7.95″,  0.63″ below normal
  • Muskegon: 6.96″,  1.10″ above normal
  • Kalamazoo: 12.31″,  4.14″ above normal
  • Holland: 8.12″,  0.20″ above normal
  • Battle Creek: 9.75″,  2.17″ above normal

For a look at the drought status for the rest of the country, click HERE. To find out when our next chance of rain is, join us on FOX 17 News or visit the weather page at http://www.fox17online.com/weather