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Wet January weather helps improve LI's drought status

Feb 02, 2017 - Newsday (New York)

Having taken one small step into February, we can now look back at the precipitation January brought Long Island.

The month came in a bit ahead of the game, with 4.06 inches - which includes rain, melted snow and such - recorded at Long Island MacArthur Airport. That's 0.42 inches above the monthly norm at the airport, where the Island's official weather records have been maintained since 1984.

That was one of the factors that helped spring the Island from the severe drought category...