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Eighty percent of NC now described as "abnormally dry"

April 7 - The U.S. Drought Monitor is now listing 80% of North Carolina as "abnormally dry." The organization also listed 5% of the Tarheel State as in "moderate drought" as of April 4. Click here for the full report

The most recent Crop Condition report for North Carolina (April 2) lists crop conditions as follows:

Barley - 2% in poor condition and 98% in fair to excellent condition

Winter wheat - 3% in poor condition and 97% in fair to excellent condition

Pasture - 5% in poor condition and 95% in fair to excellent condition

Rainfall deficits year-to-date include:

Jacksonville 5.05" rainfall deficit

Wilmngton 4.27" rainfall deficit

Southern Pines 4.03" rainfall deficit

Goldsboro 3.75 rainfall deficit

Fayetteville 3.38" rainfall deficit

Wadesboro 3.25" rainfall deficit

Kinston 3.02" rainfall deficit

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