The most recent drought monitor was launched Thursday after every week of relative stagnancy for drought circumstances throughout the Midwest.
In Iowa, drought acreage decreased barely, in accordance with the newest U.S. Drought Monitor maps. About 13% of the state stays in average drought. This space spans about 17 counties within the jap half of the state. A majority of counties within the jap half of the state reported abnormally dry circumstances. General, about 38% of the state reported affected by abnormally dry circumstances, or worse.
Between December 13 and December 21, some components of the state noticed as much as half an inch of precipitation. Most counties reported at the very least an some precipitation within the 7 day interval, with solely the southeast nook reporting none.
Drought circumstances in Illinois have been comparatively unchanged on this week’s drought maps. Simply over 1% of the state within the northeast nook reported extreme drought, an space spanning 3 counties. Extreme drought circumstances have been reported from counties throughout the highest of the state, account for about 8% of the state. Southern and Jap Illinois didn’t report moisture stress. General, about 11% of the state reported affected by abnormally dry circumstances, or worse.
Between December 13 and December 21, the southern tip of Illinois noticed three inches of precipitation whereas the northern area noticed lower than 1 / 4 of an inch.
Nebraska noticed a rise in drought acreage of about 5% this week, primarily within the abnormally dry areas within the south. 4 counties within the west of the state are nonetheless below the intense drought warning with no change from the earlier week. Over 81% of the state is abnormally dry or worse.
Between December 13 and December 21, most of Nebraska reported lower than half an inch of rain. The west finish of the state noticed no precipitation within the 7 day interval.
Indiana has remained drought free this week, with no counties reporting dryness of any degree. The state has not had any dry or drought warnings since October 5.
Between December 13 and December 21, Indiana noticed precipitation totals reaching over two inches within the southwestern nook of the state. The remainder of the state reported a mean complete of about three quarters of an inch.
General, the drought acreage in Minnesota decreased this week. The 2 northeastern counties that had reported excessive drought final week reported 0% in that class this week. A lot of the north and jap a part of the state studies areas of average drought, about 26% of the state. General, 70% of the state reported abnormally dry circumstances, or worse.
Between December 13 and December 21, Minnesota acquired greater than two inches of rain in scattered plots throughout the state. Patches of the north and south acquired no precipitation, however a lot of the state acquired some precipitation within the 7 day interval.
The drought hit Kansas notably arduous this week, with dry acreage rising 15%. Reasonable circumstances expanded throughout the western half of the state to cowl 22% of counties. Abnormally dry acreage was reported primarily within the heart of the state, roughly 35% of Kansas. General, 68% of the state reported abnormally dry circumstances, or worse.
Between December 13 and December 21, the western half of Kansas reported no precipitation. The jap half reported half an inch of their heaviest totals.
Farmers in South Dakota noticed little reduction from drought circumstances this week. 43% of the state reported abnormally dry circumstances, accounting for greater than 40 counties. About 28% of the state reported average drought circumstances, centered within the northwest nook of the state with a number of patches within the southwest. General, 78% of the state reported abnormally dry circumstances or worse.
Between December 13 and December 21, a lot of the state reported nearly no precipitation. The jap a part of South Dakota had two sections that acquired over one inch of precipitation within the 7 day interval.
Solely Monroe County in Ohio studies abnormally dry circumstances, lowering the state’s drought acreage from .05% final week to .01% this week. 99% of the state will not be below a dry situation warning.
Between December 13 and December 21, the entire state of Ohio acquired at the very least 1 / 4 of an inch of rain. Within the northwest, counties acquired over an inch of precipitation within the 7 day interval.
Drought acreage in Missouri shrunk this week and concentrated towards the middle of the state. About 4% of the state reported extreme drought circumstances, reported from a patch to the jap half of the state. General, about 42% of the state reported abnormally dry circumstances, or worse.
Between December 13 and December 21, Missouri acquired over 5 inches of rain within the southernmost counties, whereas the northern counties acquired lower than 1 / 4 of an inch. The southeast of the state averaged two inches of rain over the 7 day interval, whereas the northwest averaged lower than 1 / 4 of an inch.
Heading right into a winter with drought circumstances over a lot of the Midwest, paired with La Niña circumstances, means farmers ought to count on little to no precipitation. Till La Niña leaves, predicted to happen someday in spring of 2022, the USA will stay dry and heat.
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