Tropical Storm Isaias moved northward through the Hudson River and Champlain regions of New York yesterday, resulting in significant rainfall accumulations.
Albany, Delaware, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Sullivan counties received 3-4 inches of rain. Cairo, Durham, and Hunter Townships in central Greene County may have experienced localized totals exceeding 5 inches.
Eastern Clinton, western Rensselaer, and western Washington counties received 2.5 to 4 inches of rain.
Northern St. Lawrence County has been in a severe drought for the past several weeks according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. With areawide rainfall totals between 0.5 to 1 inches yesterday, growers along the St. Lawrence Seaway should experience some relief from these ongoing drought conditions, at least in the short term.
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Rainfall data provided by the National Weather Service Advance Hydrologic Prediction Service
This report was provided by the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) which is part of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.