Tag: midwest drought
Even though we’ve had a fair amount of rain this month and are about a half-inch above average for June so far, moderate drought conditions persist in southeast Minnesota. Northern reaches of Goodhue county are in a severe drought–just one step higher on the scale. Click on the image for more info on our local […]
It’s rained 7 of May’s 14 days so improvements are bound to happen, thankfully. Another round of thunderstorms Friday should provide another little boost. Even though everything is faring well so far with May’s ample amounts of rainfall, our rainfall deficits since June 15, 2008 are exceeding 12″ in parts of southeast Minnesota. Take a peek at […]
Click on the image for the latest drought conditions in the midwest, and from there you can take a look at individual states. Much of southeast Minnesota is still in a moderate drought, and a sliver of Goodhue county is in severe drought. Conditions have improved since the last drought monitor update of last Thursday.
Not a bad rainfall here today…a touch more than a half-inch for some, so expectations were just barely exceeded. Totals posted below, or click here for more. The U.S. Drought Monitor was also updated today, and also as expected, moderate drought conditions have spread a bit more across the region, and a portion of north-central […]
Tonight’s latest model run is reinforcing Thursday’s rainfall forecast. The U.S. Drought Monitor will update Thursday morning, and moderate drought conditions are likely to expand across the region, so anything helps–but a good soaker would be preferred. Models are indicating amounts under a half inch for southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa over the course of Thursday. Another […]
Quiet weather is a lock for our holiday weekend with sunshine, warm days, and mild nights. There just isn’t much more to brag up, weatherwise aside from that. Our midweek rain was a huge help to the moderate drought that has developed, easing concerns while we enjoy sunny warmth this weekend. There will be change […]
Yeah, it’s looking like it…at least there’s an opportunity for thunderstorms between 11am and 7pm Thursday. Grand totals won’t be much higher than a tenth to a quarter of an inch, but anything helps this time of year when highs are approaching 90° and everything is quick to dry out. Check out our Futurecast and graphics […]