jan 4 2022 drought update

This graphic by the NC Drought Management Advisory Council identifies that western North Carolina has received enough precipitation in recent weeks to be classified as abnormally dry but not in a drought.

HIGH COUNTRY — Residents of the High Country have experienced the the full range of weather the mountains have to offer in the last month, but the push-and-pull, wild weather may have a pattern as well as an impact on wildfires in the region.

“2021 was a really unusual year weather wise because we did go back and forth between these wet conditions and then very dry conditions with every season,” assistant state climatologist Corey Davis said.

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