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Recent rainfalls improves SW MN drought conditions by a full category

Most of southwest Minnesota is now classified as “abnormally dry” or “moderate drought”.

Rainfall across much of the state over the last week has improved the drought situation across KLGR-land by as much as one category, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor as of Thursday.

Western Minnesota received another round of beneficial precipitation this week. In these areas rainfall accumulations ranged from 1 to 4 inches. In areas of northern Iowa and southern Minnesota, percentage of normal precipitation has ranged from 150% to 300% of normal for the last 30-day period.

As a result, areas from Worthington to Marshall to Montevideo have seen the drought conditions improve by a full category. Most of southwest Minnesota is now classified as “abnormally dry” or “moderate drought”. Much of northern Minnesota remains near record-dry conditions.

(Some information from the U.S. Drought Monitor, and Learfield News Service)


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