28 May 2015
Well, we all knew it here in the county but now its official - the Department of Agriculture's "drought monitor" has declared the area "abnormally dry." The last rain was about three weeks ago and only half an inch. This does not augur well for the summer. The garden soil is powder-dry and the plants require watering. The irony is that for the last three weeks, at least three days per week have been forecast to have at least a 50% chance of precipitation, some days, 80%, and yet nothing, not even threatening clouds.