Thursday, November 3, 2016

PADEP FINALLY ISSUES DROUGHT WARNING

What I have been saying since April has finally been issued today. We are officially under a drought warning and IMHO in a Drought emergency. The Little Lehigh Creek base elevation only has to drop one more foot and the stream will be dry from Willow RD to Rt 100. That has not happened since 1966. The groundwater table is  already in drought emergency status. This is a serious drought as even demonstrated by the 50 acre corn fire last week. LCA should be cutting off withdrawals to the wells next to the Little Lehigh Creek stream as this drought is becoming a watershed issue and just no ta stream base flow issue.

Many people have been asking me about this winter. Cold will be the dominate feature this winter with well below temps for late December into January. Normal snowfall events are expected with the first accumulating snowfall between Thanksgiving and December 7. There will be a real good chance of some 8+ snowstorms this winter unlike the 30" and done storm like last year. Expect  a serious ice storm this year with the colder temps.


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