Drought improves in Midwest, worsens in Plains
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows drought conditions have improved in some areas and declined in others. National Drought Mitigation Center Climatologist Brian Fuchs says Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri continue to get much-needed rain.
“Last week, we had a pretty good storm system that made its way through the Midwest. Some areas saw significant rainfall for November, more like what you’d see in the spring or summer.”
Dry conditions remain in the Ohio River Valley and the Upper Midwest and worsened in the Plains.
“Kansas and Nebraska are battling right now, who is worse off. With a lot of eastern and central Kansas seeing rains last week, Nebraska is catching up on drought severity with Kansas.”
Fuchs tells Brownfield the seasonal outlook is showing drought sticking around in the Midwest and Upper Plains.