Our weather certainly has gotten much more pleasant in the past couple of days and from the looks of the current seven day forecast, we’re going to be doing pretty well for the next week or so for the most part. This is just what the doctor ordered considering before yesterday, we’d had rainfall in all but one day this month, accumulating more than two inches of rainfall in the first eight days of May. The good news is we made the most of that unsettled and stormy stretch of weather in the past couple of weeks as the entire region moved up a category in the regional NWS Drought Monitor’s weekly outlook. Areas in southern and southeastern Minnesota that were in “Severe Drought” dating back to August, when things were becoming especially dry, have moved up to “Moderate Drought” and some spots have moved up from drought conditions to just “Abnormally Dry”.
National Weather Service Drought Page: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/arx/?n=drought
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This post was written by tschmidt on May 10, 2012