Recent deluges not enough for parched systems

Many of the nation’s cities and towns are experiencing low water levels because of record amounts of rain across much of the eastern United States and parts of central and northern Mexico. While this year’s deluge may have kept Chicago relatively dry, it hasn’t completely quashed the city’s drought issues.

Even without rain, many cities across the country will be in trouble.

Chicago’s total precipitation — including rain — fell for the first time in 18 years, but it’s still a below average month. Meanwhile, Seattle’s total daily precipitation was 0.65 inches, about where it has been since May 2014.

There’s not much hope of a deluge-free summer.

“We know we can be relatively dry, but I think it’s likely to be a wet December. I think it will be drier in the mid and late summer,” said Paul Kupfer, a water analyst for the National Weather Service.

Worse still, the worst of the year’s weather is over in much of the southeast. The rain that hit the Bay Area and northern Texas last month had a major impact, but it was 바카라사이트quickly washed away as spring returns.

“There have been some more intense storms, and it doesn’t appear that we’re going to continue to get that kind of precipitation the rest of the way until early fall,” Kupfer said.

A recent report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the region experienced a record number of tornadoes this year. The largest category four, the strongest one, hit southern California in early May — about the time it’s expected to hit 더킹카지노the coast, sending tornadoes to much of the Northeast.

More than half of this year’s storms and four-year totals are forecast to be more moderate th우리카지노an normal, the weather service said.

“The strongest storms are unlikely in the fall. The last few years have been more moderate, as far as record-keeping is concerned. I suspect that is one reason for the fall freeze,” Kupfer said.

Some of the worst storms were on land. The largest one on record to hit the Bay Area was on June 9, a Category 4 tornado that killed two people in San Francisco.

It’s still not clear what will become of California when June 10 arrives — the date where drought conditions take place.

“The last six days or so were relatively mild. We’re not looking to end up where we were five or six months ag