More rain needed
Missouri got some much-needed rain. World Weather Incorporated Senior Ag Meteorologist Drew Lerner says most of the state received anywhere from one to three inches of rain this week. He tells Brownfield while the precipitation will help improve soil moisture and replenish water sources, more rain is needed to break the drought. “Missouri will miss the next wave of moisture. It will come out of parts of Kansas and move south, through Texas. The southeastern part of the U.S. Plains will pick up on moisture totals running from three-tenths of an inch to one inch amounts.” Lerner says the upcoming system is expected to move through the Delta over the weekend, giving the Bootheel of Missouri a chance for moisture. “The storm will produce one to two inch rain totals in a few areas of the lower Mississippi River Valley, but I don’t expect that moisture to happen near the heart of Missouri.” Lerner says Missouri is not expected to get large volumes of precipitation through the winter.