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  • luvstoQ Dec 6, 6:47 p.m.

    We live just north of Falls Lake in Wake County and we always register more in our rain gauge than the recorded amounts at RDU. Still other times we will have as much as 1/4-1/2" and RDU will say a trace. There needs to be more areas in the county to record rainfall, then maybe average them???? Our gauge is a large one from a farm supply and quite accurate in an open area.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Dec 6, 4:16 p.m.

    Pray for some rain, and just maybe God will see that you get it in his own time. Have some Faith for a change.

  • fishon Dec 6, 4:13 p.m.

    Save a glass of water, pour a beer.
    Nuff z Nuff

    A draught beer...

  • Screw WrAl Dec 6, 4:01 p.m.

    Good thing NOAA doesn't know what it's talking about based on smaller plots of geographic data. This winter is shaping up to be just like the last, not a drop of precip, no snow within hundreds of miles and temps more like May.

    Most of the time it goes this way on this geo-plot.

    Save a glass of water, pour a beer.

  • charlesboyer Dec 6, 3:07 p.m.

    Good thing that the NOAA long-term forecast shows slightly wetter than normal conditions for eastern NC (with normal precip in the western half of the state) and also that we are in a neutral position relative to El Nino / La Nina, which has a great effect on precipitation here.

  • cad Dec 6, 2:32 p.m.

    The groundwater level is about the same as the drought 5 years ago, we have never totally recovered.

  • baldchip Dec 6, 2:09 p.m.

    I told you guys back in August that we were headed into anothe draught. Several scoffed at the idea.

    I simply watch the small farm ponds in Western JoCo. They will tell the story. When they are receeding, draught is beginning to occur. When they are full, draught monitors are ok!! I realize this is not terribly scientific, but it sure seems to be a good indicator.

    A good 10"-15" snowfall that melted very slowly sure would help this situation. May I ask for after Christmas?? Slow business week-relaxed-kids don't miss school-what a plan-or Christmas wish???

  • anderson Dec 6, 1:34 p.m.

    I WANT SNOW!!!!!!!

  • Fuquayone Dec 6, 12:24 p.m.

    Another amazingly cyclical process. Sometimes we get snow, sometimes we do not. We used to have terrible air quality in the summer, but that has not happened in a few years, but it will again. One thing certain about the weather though, it will rain again. And then remember when we had the worst drought about 5 years ago and could not even wash our cars, that was then cured by a hurricane. We get plenty of water here; dig a bigger reservoir, and this would be a non-story.

  • Hans Dec 6, 11:40 a.m.

    Hasn't rained here in recent memory.

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