Droughts and Heat Waves

Rains Helping Drought, But Not Enough To End Rainfall Deficit

Rains Helping Drought, But Not Enough To End Rainfall Deficit

This week's rainfall is a welcome change for Connecticut's parched landscape, but experts say a couple of days of intermittent precipitation is far too little to end a drought that's lasted more than a year.

The storms that soaked the state on Tuesday and Wednesday were expected to amount to more than 2 inches of rain at Bradley International Airport, according to the National Weather Service.

"It's doing some good, but we've got a long way to go," said Alan Dunham, a meteorologist at the weather...

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