Some Places Getting A Bit DryJuly 16th, 2013 at 3:58 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Chuck, 4.5 miles northeast of Frankfort has had only 0.75″ for the month of July. I have measured just 0.79″ at WLFI-TV (2 miles west of West Lafayette) for July & we are now half done with the month. Some patches of lawn grass are starting to go dormant on higher ground here at the station & at Chucks northeast of Frankfort.
The wet January & April with normal rainfall in June & more normal temperatures have helped to prevent some places from drying out too much. There is still “money in the bank” in our subsoils from so much rain earlier in the year.
However, some places have had A LOT OF RAINFALL this summer. Regardless, the overal trend has been for drier weather in July & less widespread rainfall.
It is also the hottest day so far this year at WLFI with a high temperature, as of 4:48 p.m. of 92.8 degrees today with a peak heat index of 101.