The Last Time We Had Extreme Drought In the Viewing AreaJuly 29th, 2012 at 9:10 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
CURRENT 2012 RAINFALL DEFICITS:
Purdue University Airport -9.30″
Jasper County Airport -6.01″
Mary Anne informed me that her Remington station had only had 10″ for the year, which would make her total about 12″ below normal!
OTHER PARTS OF INDIANA:
North Webster -9.40″
Terre Haute -14.32″
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.