Mariton: June Precipitation
by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager
June was about an inch below average. We ended the month with 3.57 inches, and the average is 4.60”. Still, with a range of 1.36 – 10.93 inches for June over the years, this really is not too out of whack. Our deficit for the year is around 7 inches now, but the spring at the bottom of the drive is still running; indicating the water table is still high. So, yes it is dry. The grass is crackling. Yet it could be much worse if we weren’t following such a wet year (2011).
What will July bring? Probably more dry weather. I often say that July can be the driest month, or the wettest. It depends a lot on what is happening with tropical systems and where thunderstorms drop their rainfall. If we stagnate in this weather pattern, it could get a lot drier, before it gets wetter.