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http://climate.psu.edu/data/state/staterecords.php


After some research into PA's climate history, we still have it pretty good as far as precipitation. There have been months (in certain locations of the state) where zero, none, no precipitation fell. Just one that I noticed was in 1985 in Indiana county, in september, NO precip was recorded. Then, in november, a short distance away in Fayette county, a record of 13.93" of precip fell. I do remember some of the more recent weather events noted there, like the 113" of snow that fell here in february of 2010.
 

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Interesting info. But it's not single months with no precipitation that gets us. IT's consecutive months of little or below average precip that gets us. We are on quite a string right now of widespread below average precip and I'm sure we can all see the effects of that.
 

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I remember back sometime in the 1980's up in Erie we had no rain for months, it was a real drought. I was out walking around the Saturday before the deer opening, (end of November), and a big swamp that usually has a couple of feet or more of water was dry except for some beaver runs. There were turtles swimming around, which surprised me but it was a very warm year.
 

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I agree. In general we have it pretty good most years. This one has certainly been the exception and it definitely continues in a bad way to this day with no end in sight. Normally though, you have 2 months of low water with splashed of rain here and there to keep it from getting this bad. PA doesn't have one of the highest concentration of trout waters in the world for nothing. It's a annual combination of truely excellent trout conditions that make it so. We're definitely blessed.
 

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I agree. I talked with my friend Jason, who lives in Connecticut. Wild trout are very rare there. He lived here for a few years and definitely misses the trout fishing we have.
 
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