92% of the state is considered abnormally dry

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The North Country is much like the rest of New York right now: in desperate need of rain.

About 92 percent of the state is considered either abnormally dry or in the early stages of drought.

That’s according to the National Drought Mitigation Center, which lists Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties as abnormally dry.

Sixteen percent of the state falls into a drought category–those areas are mostly downstate.

Don’t expect much to change going forward as the forecast isn’t calling for a lot of substantial rain anytime soon.

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