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Little change in drought

Posted May 8, 2008

— After several weeks of improving drought conditions across North Carolina, the state inched backward this week, according to a report issued Thursday.

Henderson County in western North Carolina moved from severe drought conditions to extreme conditions, the state Drought Management Advisory Council said in its weekly report. No other changes from last week were reported.

The Triangle continues to experience abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions. Counties to the west of Charlotte are experiencing the worst drought conditions in the state.

In addition to the line of showers and thunderstorms crossing the state Thursday, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said, the region could get another soaking Sunday, when another system moves through.

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  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc May 8, 2008

    Give me a break. There's been a huge change I don't care what the "drought monitor" rainfall total shows. The lakes are overflowing, the ground is moist, and we are getting regular rainfall.