Wednesday’s Deluge Not Registering On This Week’s Missouri Drought Monitor
July 17, 2020 5:41AM CDT
Parts of Northern Missouri that received as much as five inches of rain still appeared on this week’s USDA Drought Monitor as entering abnormal dryness. The monitor, based on conditions as of Tuesday, indicates that 51-point-three percent of Missouri is now abnormally dry, up from 11 percent a week ago. Pre-drought conditions were widespread, impacting all but 18 counties in the state. Moderate drought conditions remained along the Kansas border in near-identical shape to last week. The monitor released on Thursdays is based on conditions as of the previous Tuesday, meaning it did not account for the heavy showers that rolled through much of the state on Wednesday.