More moisture expected in Missouri

A hydrologist with the National Weather Service in St. Louis says steady, consistent rains are expected in portions of Missouri this spring.

Mark Fuchs says the moisture will help Missouri continue to transition out of dry conditions.

“We really don’t have much significant drought left anywhere around, except maybe southwest Missouri with drought near the Kansas border.”

Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn says livestock and crop producers will take it following last year’s drought.

“We had very little grass last summer so we’ll need nice rains for the hay crop this growing season to restore our inventory on our state and farms.”

Ahead of this week’s rains, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed severe drought starting to creep back into southwestern Missouri and patchwork of abnormally dry conditions remaining in other areas of the state.

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