clear
Monday August 31st, 2015 11:57PM

Drought creeps back into Ga.

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - Drought conditions have creeped back into Georgia for the first time in several months, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

The latest report shows that a number of places in north Georgia, including a sliver of northwestern Hall County, are considered "abnormally dry," the least-serious category. All or parts of ten other north Georgia counties are included: Rabun, Habersham, White, Lumpkin, Stephens, Towns, Union, Fannin, Gilmer, and Dawson.

Other pockets of Georgia, all in the same category, are in southeastern and southwestern parts of the state and west Central Georgia.

The data that was included in this latest U.S. Drought Monitor report was collected before the recent rainy spell.

Those showers, which began across most of the state Sunday and continued into Tuesday morning, produced rainfall amounts of nearly three inches in some parts of north Georgia.

In Gainesville, Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport recorded 1.29 inches Sunday, the largest single-day total since Jan. 11. Rainfall at the airport since Sunday, as of 9:30 Tuesday morning, was 1.55 inches, the largest two-day total since Jan. 10-11 when 1.96 inches were recorded. Rainfall in Gainesville for the year is running about five inches below normal.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 8 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 8 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 8 months ago )
Local/State News
Fred was easternmost hurricane to form in tropics of Atlantic, weakens to a tropical storm
MIAMI (AP) — Weather forecasters say Fred was the easternmost hurricane known to have formed in the Atlantic tropics, and the first to actually pass over the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane.The U.S....
11:41PM ( 16 minutes ago )
Hall Co. commissioner confirms Ashley Madison account
A Hall County Commissioner confirmed Monday that his information was part of a data dump of Georgia Ashley Madison customers - a website that is known for assisting users in finding extramarital affairs.
By AccessWDUN Staff
7:15PM ( 4 hours ago )
After weeks of turmoil, US stock market closes out its worst month in more than 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — August was a brutal month for investors.Fears about a slowdown in China's economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower this...
4:51PM ( 7 hours ago )
Qualifiers trickling in for local municipal elections
Qualifying is underway in several municipal elections in Hall County, and as of Monday afternoon, a few names have officially been added to the mix.
By AccessWDUN Staff
4:25PM ( 7 hours ago )
Georgia lawmaker says he had account on cheating website
A state lawmaker from Macon says he had an account on the cheating website Ashley Madison.
3:48PM ( 8 hours ago )