Rain brings some drought relief last weekend

Posted at 9:08 AM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 09:08:36-04

WEST MICHIGAN — Your lawn has probably noticed that there has been a lack of rain this summer.  With several more days in the 90s this year, it’s been a fairly hot and dry summer.


As of last week, most of the mitten was in at least an “abnormally dry” state, with some areas reaching “moderate drought.”


Sunday’s widespread rainfall will go a long way to wiping out some of that drought, with many of the driest areas receiving the heaviest rainfall near Muskegon and areas to the north.

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Despite G.R. Ford International’s record setting rainfall total of 1.53″ of rain Sunday, we’re still exactly 1.53″ behind the normal total since June 1st.  More rain is expected later this week, and we’ll keep you posted as we get closer to a return to normal precipitation totals.