Despite rainfall in areas across south central Pa. on Friday, experts say the recent wet weather will not be enough to alleviate the ongoing dry conditions that have caused burn bans and water shortages across the area.
The rainy weather comes a day after the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) declared a statewide drought watch.
“The current drought conditions are unlike anything we’ve seen for many decades in this region,” said Michael Meyer, an earth system science assistant professor at Harrisburg University.
Experts say the recent rain has had little impact and will still take several weeks of wet weather to alleviate the dry conditions.
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