Drought conditions remain, disparity grows

The gap in typical rain and what we’ve seen since the end of summer continues to grow. There is no appreciable rain chances over the next week ahead. The latest Drought Monitor released on Thursday morning was actually unchanged from the week prior but still shows around 75% of our area in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa to be in drought conditions. Severe Drought is clipping into Winnebago and Hancock Counties.

We’re short over 4″ this Fall (Since Sept. 1) but on the year we’re still a bit on the plus side.

While dry conditions this Fall have helped aiding farmers in getting the crops in, without any rainfall expected over the next week, we’ll likely see conditions continue to worsen.