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Rain forecast calls for drier than normal winter

    Cattle rancher William Sanchez Sr. has had to cut his herd in half because of the drought on Kauai.

The National Weather Service predicts drier than normal weather through early 2013, bad news for drought-stricken areas on Maui and Hawaii island.

The chances of recovering from a nagging drought are better on Kauai and Oahu, than Maui and Hawaii counties for the next six months, National Weather Service forecasters said today.

Full recovery from the drought on Maui and Hawaii may not occur during this year’s wet season —  which begins this month through April 2013,  because of the intensity and longevity of existing drought conditions, Weather Service officials said.

Forecasters say there is a chance of heavy rain in the late winter and early spring of 2013. But they predict drier weather in the early winter months.

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