Sunday, June 24, 2012
Weather Rewind, June 17-23 2012
Rainfall for the week totalled 0.55" -- confined to Friday's thunderstorm development that came in the wake of the sea breeze front/outflow from the Shore thunderstorms that popped up in the midday along the coastline. Our half inch rains paled in comparison to what fell at the Shore (over seven inches in parts of Ocean County) and to the south and east, which should finish denting much the last patches of the "dry island" that was a part of our landscape since Spring. The NOAA Drought Monitor has significantly scaled back any "drought" areas to only Southern and Central Delaware, with dry patches (yellow shading) through portions of the Delaware Valley, South Jersey, and Delaware. That update was made before Friday's storms so I would expect a further shaving of the island on Thursday's update.