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Virginia officially out of its drought

Virginia officially out of its droughtA wet first quarter of the year has officially removed Virginia from its lengthy drought.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey Drought Watch map, updated Wednesday, no areas of Virginia are considered to be in drought conditions. As a matter of fact, Southwestern Virginia is now considered to be at “near normal” levels of precipitation, based on a National Weather Service Six-Month Precipitation Index.

According to Virginia’s Integrated Flood Observation Warning System (IFLOWS), PulaskiCounty had received from one more than an inch of rain over a 24-hour period ending at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
The IFLOWS data is collected from three rain gauges stationed in the county and one just over the line in Wythe County. A breakdown of rainfall totals by gauge shows that the least amount of rain (one inch) was recorded at the New River Valley Airport. A gauge at Back Creek recorded 1.08 inches, the Peak Creek gauge netted 1.16 inches and a gauge at Caseknife Station (near the Wythe County line) topped off at 1.48 inches.

Virginia officially out of its drought

Virginia officially out of its droughtA wet first quarter of the year has officially removed Virginia from its lengthy drought.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey Drought Watch map, updated Wednesday, no areas of Virginia are considered to be in drought conditions. As a matter of fact, Southwestern Virginia is now considered to be at “near normal” levels of precipitation, based on a National Weather Service Six-Month Precipitation Index.

According to Virginia’s Integrated Flood Observation Warning System (IFLOWS), PulaskiCounty had received from one more than an inch of rain over a 24-hour period ending at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
The IFLOWS data is collected from three rain gauges stationed in the county and one just over the line in Wythe County. A breakdown of rainfall totals by gauge shows that the least amount of rain (one inch) was recorded at the New River Valley Airport. A gauge at Back Creek recorded 1.08 inches, the Peak Creek gauge netted 1.16 inches and a gauge at Caseknife Station (near the Wythe County line) topped off at 1.48 inches.