Predicted rain will not solve Michigan’s moderate drought

DRY GRASS

It comes as no surprise much of Michigan has been in a moderate drought this summer. And meteorologists say rain won’t solve it.

Officials say the drought we’ve been experiencing is caused by El Nino.

Andy Sullivan is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gaylord.

“We’ve been in a persistent dry pattern over the last 6-9 months, and that’s associated with El Nino so the storm track has been farther north and we haven’t been getting our usual showers and thunderstorms we get during the summer months.”

Sullivan said the bit of rain coming will be nice relief, but won’t have long term effects on the dry weather.