March and April have been unusually dry. Officially, there is no drought yet in the WTOP listening area because the dry recent pattern has mostly impacted just topsoil and brush.
As if Brazil didn\’t have enough to deal with as the World Cup approaches, the worst drought in more than 80 years is hitting the country\’s largest city just as it prepares for the tens of thousands of foreigners expected at the tournament opener.
Signs are appearing on refrigerator doors at some local grocery stores warning of supply issues for organic milk.
While the Potomac River\’s water supply remains
robust, residents just outside of the metro area
could see water restrictions.
Grocery shopping can bust the family budget. How
you shop can make a difference.
Rainfall so far this summer is about 6 1/4- to 7
inches below normal in the Washington region.
It\’s hard to complain about the weather in D.C. this spring. But those warm, sunny days have put the area in a drought.