Abnormal Dryness Somehow Still In Five Percent Of Missouri
While most of Missouri has received no break from showers for at least a week, two parts of the state are still considered abnormally dry in this week’s USDA Drought Monitor update. The patch of drought that had been over Worth and northern Harrison counties has been upgraded to abnormally dry, also impacting parts of Gentry and Nodaway counties. A line of abnormal dryness southeast from Sainte Genevieve and Perryville expanded in the past week from Illinois to now cover all of Madison County along with northern and western Wayne, most of Carter, southeastern Shannon, and the southern third of Iron and Reynolds counties. About 5.2 percent of Missouri is in abnormal dryness, with patches no longer present around Saint Louis, Northeast Missouri, or West Central Missouri.