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August 14, 2018 So far in August, rainfall has been 1 to over 3 inches above normal for most areas with southern Delaware, southeast Maryland and southeast Virginia running about normal plus or minus an inch or so. Temperatures in August have been 2 to 5 degrees above average. Over the past 90 days, rainfall has been 10 to 17 inches above average in most areas. The Delmarva Peninsula has been 5 to over 14 inches above while some spots (such as far western Maryland and west-central Virginia) have been closer to normal or a few inches above.

Current (August 14) streamflow data from the U.S. Geological Survey shows that streamflows are above or much above normal. Groundwater levels are mostly much above normal.

The weather outlook into late August calls for near or above normal rainfall and temperatures. The NWS Climate Prediction Center's 30 day outlook for August calls for above average rainfall and near normal temperatures. The 90 day outlook for August through October calls for near average rainfall and above average temperatures.

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


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