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Dry As a Bone: Pa. Edging Toward Drought Status

A glance out the dining room window toward the stream and the usually lush green grass is brown with little sign of life.

Not an unusual sight if it is the tail end of August, but a noteworthy scene considering it is the first full week of June.

The weather watchers look back to April when rainfall levels were down by three inches and May moisture was off by even more.

The National Drought Mitigation Center of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a handful of federal government agencies are actively monitoring the country's dry levels and the story from the national perspective mirrors that...


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