As many Northeast Ohio residents know, dry weather has been in place across the area for a while. Whether they know if from observing brown patches in their yards, or realizing that they have had to water their gardens very often, its clear it has been dry. But how dry has it really been?
Well, according rainfall data from the National Weather Service, many locations across Ohio are well below normal in terms of rainfall for the year. For instance, Cleveland is 2.91 inches below normal for rainfall. Mansfield is 3.46 inches below normal. The Akron-Canton area is down 4.55 inches.
And its not just Northeast Ohio that has been dry. Much of the state has. Here are some numbers from other cities across the state:
Toledo: 3.02 inches below normal
Cincinnati: 2.31 inches below normal
Dayton: 5.01 inches below normal
Zanesville: 3.54 inches below normal
New Philadelphia: 6.08 inches below normal
*Since the beginning of the year.