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October 12, 2018: October rainfall has been about average to an inch or two above for most areas. Most of the southern tier of Pennsylvania is a bit below average. Temperatures have been very warm running 7 to over 10 degrees above normal. Over the past 90 days, rainfall has been 8 to over 17 inches above normal for the eastern two thirds of Pennsylvania, southern New York and northern New Jersey. Southern New Jersey has been 5 to 7 inches above.

Current (October 12) data from the U.S. Geological Survey shows that both streamflows and groundwater levels are much above normal.

The weather outlook through the next couple of weeks calls for near or below average precipitation. Temperatures are expected to be below normal. The NWS Climate Prediction Center's 30 day outlook for October as well as the 90 day outlook for October through December calls for near or above average precipitation and above average temperatures.

The outlook for water resources and supplies is very good to excessive for southern New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Little change is expected in the next week or two.

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