November 14, 2014 - November precipitation has been quite light so
far with only 1/4 to 3/4 inch for most areas. Northeast Maryland and
northern Delaware have been a bit wetter with 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches so
far. Through the middle of the month, temperatures for November have
been averaging about normal plus or minus a degree or so. Over the
past 90 days, most areas have been 2 to 5 inches below normal
precipitation-wise. Only a couple of scattered locations have been
Current (November 14) streamflow data from the U.S. Geological
Survey shows that streamflows are running near or below normal.
Groundwater levels are averaging mostly near normal.
The weather outlook for the next couple of weeks calls for below
average precipitation for most of the period, though precipitation is
expected to be above average late in the period. Temperatures are
expected to be below or much below normal. The NWS Climate Prediction
Center's 90 day outlook for November, 2014 through January, 2015 calls
for near or above average precipitation as well as near or above
The outlook for water resources and water supplies is "good" for
all of the southern portion of the MARFC service area. After
beneficial rain in October, dry conditions have returned so
improvement in water resources and supplies has slowed considerably.
However, as we approach winter, further degradation will be slow to
occur and improvement may occur quickly if wet weather were to