Local Statement
Kearny, NJ 1222 PM EST Tue. Nov. 5, 2013

October 2013 is the 4th consecutive month with below normal precipitation. October was the driest on record (since 1977) with .55 of an inch. Precipitation totaled 9.81 inches from July-October. Normal for this period is 16.34 inches which is only 60 percent of normal.

According to the Drought Monitor portion of the area is experiencing a moderate drought. New Jersey Water supply is currently near 90 percent of capacity. Stream flow in the region or normal to much below normal. Soil moisture is 25 percent in the state.

For the next 6-10 days precipitation is forecast to be near to below normal. For the 11-15 day period precipitation is forecast to be above normal.

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