With everything that’s going on, you probably haven’t noticed that it hasn’t rained much lately.
The month of March will end on Tuesday, and Osceola and Orange County have seen measurable rainfall in just two days over three weeks, receiving between 0.01 and 0.03 inches of rain during a month where the average rainfall is 3.77 inches — it’s not a lot compared to the summer, but it’s something.
Because of that, the Keetch-Bryam Drought Index, a real-time scale for estimating the dryness of the soil, has reached 524 on a scale from 0 (soaked) to 800 (desert-like dry). And it’s getting drier. Rain is not expected until a slight change along with a cool-down early on Wednesday.
Osceola County has issued burn ban for all types of outside burning. That means no fire pits, campfires, and burning yard debris within the unincorporated areas of the county.