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July 18, 2017 July rainfall has been scattered, which is typical with summertime thunderstorms, and mostly normal to 2 or 3 inches above. A dry area in central New Jersey is running an inch or so below. Temperatures have been normal to 1 or 2 degrees above. Over the past 90 days, precipitation has been normal or 2 to 4 inches above in southern New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Current (July 18) streamflow data from the U.S. Geological Survey shows that streamflows are near or above normal. Groundwater levels are near or above normal.

The state of New Jersey has a "Drought Warning" in effect for Hunterdon and Somerset counties. .

The weather outlook through late July calls for near or above average rainfall. Temperatures are expected to be near or below average. The NWS Climate Prediction Center's 30 day outlook for July as well as the 90 day outlook for July through September calls for near average rainfall and above average temperatures.

The outlook for water resources and supplies is very good or good for southern New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Little change is expected in the near term as a result of recent as well as expected rainfall.


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