Iowa Drought Update

Since the beginning of August, it has been abnormally dry across eastern Iowa.  The latest Drought Monitor was released Thursday morning, and it shows that the drought conditions have spread a little farther to the east.

Severe to extreme drought conditions continues across southern portions of Iowa.  Fairfield only recorded 3.51″ of rainfall from June 1 to August 31, making it the driest on record for that location. Unfortunately, we aren’t anticipating any measurable rain in the next week.  Looking ahead, the Climate Prediction Center has a good chance of lower than normal rain through September 20th.

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on September 7, 2017

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Latest Drought Monitor

The latest US Drought Monitor was released Thursday morning, and it still paints a severe to extreme drought for portions of southern Iowa.

Some good news, 51.85% of the state is not experiencing drought conditions, which is up from just 44.31% last week.

Some bad news, there is not much rain in the forecast over the next week, and even the next two weeks.

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on August 31, 2017

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