Drought Conditions Still Improving in Elbert County

March 8, 2013

Elbert County received another dousing of rain recently, and while it wasn’t a whole lot, it certainly helped in terms of improving drought conditions in the county.

State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that the outlook over the last ninety days shows positive news.

“On the departure for normal it’s still showing four to six inches above normal in a good chunk of Elbert County”, says Murphey. “On the eastern edge of the county it’s down to about two to three inches above normal.”

He says that things look just a good for a majority of the county on the extended timetables on rainfall.

“If you look further out its closer to the normal amount of rainfall for about the northern half of the county”, explains Murphey. “The further south you go in the county you see a deficit over the last six months of about two inches.”

Murphey expects the weather pattern to remain consistent over the next few days, but says that the next storm system is not that far out.

“Looks like the next system does not come in until the early part of next week”, said Murphey. “I don’t see any frozen precipitation with that system, and it seems that it is only going to really impact north Georgia.”

Elbert County still maintains abnormally dry drought conditions in the northern part of the county, and moderate drought conditions in the southern portion of the county.