As of June 22 at Paducah, the deficit had reached 12.60 inches below the normal of 24.19 inches. Only 11.59 inches of precipitation had accumulated at Barkley Regional Airport so far this year. Conditions were almost identical across the Evansville area. At Evansville Regional Airport, 11.53 inches of precipitation had been observed, which was 11.61 inches below normal.
As we approach the 4th of July holiday, the concern for wildfires will likely increase, the Weather Service reported.
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