Drought situation improves across the Midwest

Drought situation improves across the Midwest

A USDA climatologist says the drought continues to improve across the Midwest after getting much-needed moisture at the end of 2022. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor says a one-to-three-inch rain in the last week led to a broad one category improvement in the middle Mississippi and Ohio River Valley. Midwest Climate Hub Director Dennis Todey says there are a few exceptions.

“The Indiana, Ohio and Michigan areas have missed out on moisture and the Plains still have a serious drought going on.”

Todey say La Nina is winding down after three years, but is playing a role in winter weather.

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