Dealing with near drought

Drenching rains have swamped places like West Virginia in recent weeks — with tragic results.

In the Finger Lakes, it’s the opposite. We’re dry, and the future of some crops hang in the balance if rainfall does not come soon.

According to Samantha Borisoff, a climatologist with the Cornell-based Northeast Regional Climate Center — it’s funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — the region is in the midst of the third-driest June since records began being kept in the 1800s.

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