STATEWIDE — There are currently areas of moderate drought in Indiana. Although some rain fell on Wednesday, it only provided a slight improvement.
Central Indiana has undergone its longest drought since the summer of 2020. With only 17 inches of rainfall, September has become the second driest month on record.
Randy Bowers from the National Weather Service said Indiana is not experiencing drought as severely as other states.
“From Minnesota and Wisconsin and downward into parts of Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri, they’ve got it a lot worse than we do,” he said.
In Indiana, droughts can be devastating for agriculture. In 2012, we experienced a record-breaking drought, with temperatures exceeding 100°F and conditions throughout the state. While drought is not as severe, it still significantly impacts crop production, leading to lower yields and higher food prices. The reduction in water availability affects food security locally and globally.
“That was certainly a bad situation with a long-term drought the summer there,” he added.
- NWS: Expect a Rainy Wednesday Across Indiana
- Murder Suspect Kevin Mason Captured
- Pence: Trump Owes it to the American People to Debate
- Pacers GM: Contract Extension Talks with Buddy Hield Are “At a Halt” But That Doesn’t Mean They’re Done
- FOUND: Momo the Monkey on the Loose: Indianapolis’ East Side on High Alert
The Dangers of Brown Friday & How You Can Prepare for the Worst
Feds, Rush County Sheriff Search Home In Valerie Tindall's Disappearance
Indiana State Police K9 Koda Receives Life-Saving Armor
Indianapolis Firefighter Among More than 20 Arrested in Child Solicitation Sting
Big Ten Championship Game's Future in Indianapolis Uncertain After 2024.
Kendall And Casey
Man Charged with Murder, Body Found During Investigation Into Missing Rush County Girl
A new Buc-ee's will be less than 2 hours from Indy