No Snow? That’s not necessarily a good thing.

Parts of the Chesapeake Bay area are dry, but we’re not nearly as bad off as California and Nevada.

U.S. Drought May for January 20

The National Drought Mitigation Center — did you know such a federal agency existed? — says the Virginia end of the Bay is abnormally dry. And that dryness has expanded to parts of the Maryland panhandle. Most of the region is two- to five-inches below normal since mid-October. But that’s not bad. Okay, not really bad. Moderate to exceptional drought covers more than 28% of the U.S.

U.S. drought meterThe federal government has a website dealing with drought,, that has a drought meter. Plug in your zip code and it’ll let you know how your area is doing.


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