However, as lush and green as Kentucky regularly looks, analysts reported last week that the state is in a drought, with little rainfall expected over the latter part of last week.
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Meteorologist Tom Priddy said that things are shaping up nearly the exact opposite from last year.
“With only 59 percent of normal rainfall received since May 1, the state is starting to suffer from lack of rainfall – both hydrologically and for crop utilization,” he said, citing the Hydrologic Drought Index and the Crop Moisture Index (CMI).
Trigg County has seen a similar figure as far as amount of rainfall. On average, the county sees approximately 4.22 inches of rain in June, according to The Weather Channel website. This past month, Trigg only saw 3.28 inches, or 77 percent of normal.
The month of July as of last week only produced .22 inches of rain. July typically averages about 4.03 inches.
As of the July 4th holiday, the report said that western and bluegrass climate zones need an extra amount of rainfall to combat the lack of necessary moisture. The report said that this area of the state “has moved into a moderate hydrologic drought and needs above normal rainfall of 4.66 inches.”
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