WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - In its most recent Thursday morning update, the U.S. Drought Monitor continues to carry all of the Cape Fear Region and most of the Carolinas in D0 / “abnormally dry” and D1 / “moderate drought” designations.
Low daily shower and storm chances will offer the promise of spotty, temporary drought relief through mid-August: wect.com/weather.
The character of the ongoing dry spell / drought is “agricultural” and you are advised to be cautious with flame and strategic with any irrigation throughout August.
At least for now, the drought does not appear to be of a more serious “hydrological” character i.e. groundwater tables and stream flows are still mostly healthy after several wet years.
The U.S. Drought Monitor updates drought designations every Thursday morning and we will be here to provide continued analysis.