Drought Conditions Worsen Across Minnesota
UNDATED (WJON News) -- Drought conditions in Minnesota keep getting worse.
Thursday's update from the U.S. Drought Monitor says 52 percent of the state is now in a Moderate Drought, which is up from 45 percent a week ago.
They say 19 percent of the state is in a Severe Drought, an increase from 16 percent last week.
And, seven percent is in an Extreme Drought, up from four percent last week.
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The National Weather Service says we are 3.19 inches below normal for rainfall so far since September 1st.
We've had just 2 1/2 inches of rain in St. Cloud. Also, we've only had two-tenths of an inch of snow so far this fall, which is 1.1 inches below normal.
We do have a chance for rain over the next few days.