November 25, 2014 - November precipitation has been quite light so
far with only 1 to 2 inches for most areas. Northeast Maryland and
northern Delaware have been a bit wetter with around 3 inches.
Temperatures for November have been averaging 2 to 5 degrees below
normal. 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 above normal.
Current (November 25) streamflow data from the U.S. Geological
Survey shows that streamflows are running near normal. Groundwater
levels are averaging near or below normal.
The weather outlook through the first week or so of December calls
for above average precipitation. Temperatures are expected to begin
the period below normal but then warm to above normal levels. The NWS
Climate Prediction Center's 30 day outlook for December calls for
above normal precipitation and temperatures. The NWS Climate
Prediction Center's 90 day outlook for December, 2014 through
February, 2015 calls for near average precipitation and temperatures.
The outlook for water resources and water supplies is good for many
areas of the southern portion of the MARFC service area. Much of
Virginia, especially central portions, has been downgraded to fair.
Dry conditions have persisted for the past few months interrupted by
only brief wet periods. Improvement in water resources and supplies
has been slow to occur and have actually been slowly downgrading.
With the onset of winter, further degradation will be slow to occur
and improvement may occur quickly if wet weather were to occur.