Drought conditions ease in Allegany County but Drought Watch still continues

Rainfall over the past several days has resulted in a downgrading of conditions in Allegany County of Moderate Drought to Abnormally Dry from the U.S. Drought Monitor, although a Drought Watch continues today for New York’s Southern Tier and lower Hudson Valley, along with McKean and Potter counties in Pennsylvania.

The map on the right from New York State Mesonet shows Allegany County rainfall varying greatly during the past 10 days, from approximately an inch and a half in the northeastern part of the county to some three-and-a-half inches in southwestern sections.

Drought watches are established by state conservation departments, with New York information at https://on.ny.gov/3OJR2Dt and Pennsylvania at https://bit.ly/3xacVWo.
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