Flash Drought in the Midlands
You’re probably familiar with the term “Flash Flood.” That’s when flooding happens very quickly. A “Flash Drought” is when drought develops very quickly. It’s been very dry and unusually warm – especially in the past month. To get back to average, we’ll need between 6 and 12 inches of rain. But no significant rain is in the forecast for the foreseeable future. The below pictures show the progression of the drought since early July.