The Last Time We Had Extreme Drought In the Viewing Area

July 29th, 2012 at 9:10 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog


Purdue University Airport  -9.30″

WLFI -9.60″

Rensselaer -7.02″

Jasper County Airport -6.01″

Rochester -10.96″

Mary Anne informed me that her Remington station had only had 10″ for the year, which would make her total about 12″ below normal!


Indianapolis -9.84″

North Webster -9.40″

Evansville -13.70″

Terre Haute -14.32″

Bloomington -15.97″

The last time Extreme Drought existed in the viewing area was late September 1999 with the drought lasting through the fall.  Before 1999, summer 1988 had the last Extreme Drought.  Before summer 1988, fall 1964 had an Extreme drought in those rough fall droughts of the early 1960s with their water restrictions.

Summer-fall 1954 & 1956 had 1988-like droughts with the searing heat & widespread drought which greatly affected crops.

2 Responses to “The Last Time We Had Extreme Drought In the Viewing Area”

  1. Sam says:

    I guess it’s good to know it’s been this bad before. Here’s my slightly positive take on things- the rainfall deficit at the Purdue airport this past year (Aug 2011-Jul. 2012) is about 5.0 inches, so that doesn’t sound as bad. From what I hear, Lafayette’s water supply is in good shape, since it’s from a really deep river/aquifer, but it certainly is more serious in Indy. In any case we still need to pray for rain!

  2. marty says:

    …A product of global warming,Chad?

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