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Drought officially declared in Cincinnati as conditions worsen

Posted at 11:07 AM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 11:28:32-04

CINCINNATI — The weekly US Drought Monitor is out, and Cincinnati is officially experiencing drought conditions.

Drought conditions have actually spread to most of the Tri-State, with the most severe conditions to the southwest in Switzerland, Gallatin, Owen and Carroll County.

Cincinnati Drought

After an exceptionally hot and dry September, the region is desperately looking for rain.

In fact, since the beginning of September, Cincinnati is over 2 inches below average.

This lack of rain can be seen as local farmers struggle with crops, and as fall leaves appear a bit disappointing.

As a result of the dry weather, burn bans have been issued for nearly the entire Tri-State.

Looking ahead, the Tri-State will be cooling off to more seasonal weather by this weekend, but rain chances do not look promising over the next week.

Overall, this means the drought conditions will likely prevail over the coming weeks.

Regional Drought Conditions