Elbert County’s Drought Status Continues to Improve

April 3, 2013

There is some good news for Elbert County after recent rains through the months of February and March.

Georgia State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that only a small part of the county is in moderate drought.

“There is still a little bit fo the southern part of the county in moderate drought, but not much as they have had some beneficial rain fall in that area”, said Murphey.

He says that the biggest impact came in the months of February and March in terms of beneficial rainfall.

“The previous systems that we had, especially in late February and into March, provided some beneficial rainfall”, expained Murphey. “This also helped us hydrologicaly speaking as well, as most of the state is in normal in stream flows, which is really good.”

The next shot for rain? Well, Murphey says that the next front should be moving through the state at some point Thursday.

“On Thursday there is a low pressure system coming in from the gulf, and it should possibly provide some heavy rains in the eastern part of the state, and your area could receive some one to two inch amounts as well”, said Murphey.

After that front moves through, Murphey expects that things are going to stay pretty dry for awhile, and that our area should experience more seasonal temperatures.