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October 22, 2018 October rainfall has been 1 to over 3 inches above average for most of central and southern Virginia as well as the middle Delmarva Peninsula. Elsewhere, amounts have been closer to normal. Temperatures have been very warm running 6 to almost 8 degrees above average. Over the past 90 days, rainfall has been 6 to over 16 inches above average in most areas. The central and lower Delmarva Peninsula plus parts of southeast Virginia have been 2 to 5 inches above.

Current (October 22) streamflow data from the U.S. Geological Survey shows that streamflows are above normal and groundwater levels are much above normal.

The weather outlook into early November calls for above average precipitation and near or below average temperatures. The NWS Climate Prediction Center's 30 day outlook for November as well as the 90 day outlook for November 2018 through January 2019 calls for above average precipitation and above average temperatures.

The outlook for water resources and water supplies is very good or excessive for the southern part of the MARFC service area. Little change is expected in the next week or two.

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