Temperatures and precipitation were highly variable across the region this past month. Precipitation was generally wetter across the region, which helped alleviate some of the drought conditions. However, there was still much variation in precipitation, which is typical of July. Streamflows are near normal across most of the region.
Looking ahead: The three-month Southeast outlooks depict that the region will likely be warmer than normal and is leaning to be wetter than normal throughout most of the region with some exceptions. Expect streamflows to continue mostly in the below-normal to normal range for much of the Southeast through late summer and early autumn. The Atlantic Hurricane Season has begun–stay prepared! Check out this month’s special presentation, “Harmful Algal Blooms in the Southeast,” to learn about how North Carolina monitors bloom events and linkages with climate conditions.