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Read the latest Drought Statement from NWS State College.


Coming soon: Experimental Graphical Local Drought Information Statement (PDF)


Current Drought Declarations (as of 2/1/2024) 
(Courtesy PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP))



Common Questions:


Are we below normal for precipitation?

See: Departure from Normal Maps
(from the MARFC)

What are streamflows like right now?

See: USGS = Daily Streamflow Map

What are well levels like right now?

See: USGS = PA GroundWater Well Levels.

How much precipitation have we been getting the last few years?


Generate plots: Statewide Precipitation (or Temperature) trends


How much precipitation do we normally receive in a year/month?


See: Maps of Normal Annual and Monthly Precipitation in PA


Select from above options to open a map in the Main Window

Normal Annual PA Precip (inches)

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All NWS State College Text Statements/Forecasts: