Drought Conditions Continue, But Some Rain Chances May Be Ahead

September 24, 2013 0 Comments

We’ve been enjoying some gorgeous, tranquil fall weather over the past few days and, from the looks of things, this dry pattern will continue through the next few days. Unfortunately, while we certainly appreciate pleasant, sunny weather this time of the year, we really do need some rainfall as our deficit for this month now stands at 1.86″ and for the past three months is around 7.00″.  Most of southern Minnesota remains in the Moderate Drought category in the current U.S. Drought Monitor while north Iowa is mostly considered “Abnormally Dry.” 

The current Drought Monitor shows that the entire region could really use some rainfall.

The current Drought Monitor shows that the entire region could really use some rainfall.

Our current rainfall deficit going back to the end of June is nearly seven inches, so there certainly is a sizable amount of rain to be made up.

Our current rainfall deficit going back to the end of June is nearly seven inches, so there certainly is a sizable amount of rain to be made up.

Our next chance of rain looks to be this weekend, especially on Saturday when up to an inch of rain may fall in parts of the region.

Our next chance of rain looks to be this weekend, especially on Saturday when up to an inch of rain may fall in parts of the region.

The longer term outlook does continue to look rather dry through the early part of next week.  A potent cold front is expected to bring some rain, however, by Thursday or Friday of next week, but that’s still pretty far off and in the meantime, we’ll have to cross our fingers and then wait and see.

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