National Weather Service officials say all the rain clouds this month may hold a silver lining for Indiana.
NWS hydrologist Al Shipe says this year was shaping up similarly to the most recent drought year of 2012 – until recently.
“This was the second-warmest start of the year to the record warm year of 2012," Shipe says. "Starting in early May of 2012, it got warmer and drier. This year, it got cooler and wetter.”
Shipe says that means it’s likely the state has at least forestalled, if not escaped, the possibility of a drought this year.