Some Rain Fell, More Needed, More on the Way
The start of this weekend saw some much needed rainfall throughout southeast Wisconsin. Just west of our area, Madison picked up over 1" of rain. Many communities in SE Wisconsin saw just over 0.25", but some got over 0.50".
Overall 2015 has been a dry year. We currently sit almost 7" below average for the year and with less than a week to go in the month, October has only picked up 0.48" of rain!
Luckily, Autumn is a season where precipitation doesn't factor in as much. We need good rain in the Spring and Summer to help our crops, lawns and gardens and a good amount of snow is needed in winter to make sure mountain lakes and streams are full for the year ahead, but in Autumn rainfall doesn't play as much of a factor.
Still, dry conditions are creeping back into Wisconsin. An area in the southwest portion of the state has slowly increased over the past few weeks and abnormally dry conditions are starting to creep into the Northwoods.
Overall, we need some more rain, and more is on the way. Another good helping is on the way for Tuesday evening into Wednesday with some places picking up more than half an inch. A secondary system bringing rain may also be possible for the weekend. We are tracking this rain closely as it may impact trick-or-treating on Halloween.