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Moderate Drought Persists

June 11, 2009 0 Comments
Moderate Drought Persists

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 […]

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Drought Conditions Improving

May 14, 2009 0 Comments
Drought Conditions Improving

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 […]

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Latest Drought Conditions

April 30, 2009 0 Comments
Latest Drought Conditions

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.

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Weekly Drought Update

September 18, 2008 0 Comments
Weekly Drought Update

Click on the image above to visit the U.S. Drought Monitor, and visit this site at the NWS La Crosse for more local details on our on-going drought.

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Rainfall vs. Drought

September 11, 2008 0 Comments
Rainfall vs. Drought

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 […]

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Rain? Here? …and Ike the Turner to hit Texas

September 10, 2008 2 Comments
Rain?  Here?  …and Ike the Turner to hit Texas

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 […]

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Moderate Drought Conditions Persist

September 4, 2008 0 Comments
Moderate Drought Conditions Persist

Despite last week’s rainfall, drought conditions continue throughout much of the upper MIdwest.  Click the image for more details, or check out this local summary for further details.

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Pleasant Labor Day Weekend

August 29, 2008 0 Comments

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 […]

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Rain? For Real?

July 30, 2008 0 Comments
Rain?  For Real?

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 […]

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