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STILL IN NEED OF WATER...

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STILL IN NEED OF WATER...

Despite records amount of snow, a gradual melt, and severe thunderstorms... we are still in drought. This issue is especially prevalent in Iowa. Here's the latest Drought Monitor for the region:

And zoomed in on Iowa:


All of the 20-28 inches of snow we had on the ground melted and released 2-3" of water. Now the ground is bare with the exception of some piles and drifts left over:

Because it was mild in much of the fall and December, the ground was able to take in some water, but we still have a ways to go to solve the longest drought Iowa has been in since 1954!

There is the potential for some precipitation this week, late Wednesday into Thursday. There could be rain and/or snow in the region:

This also may trigger a colder pattern as we head into the middle of February. The Climate Prediction Center shows this trend:


There's still uncertainty on how cold it gets or how long it stays cold...


Rebecca Kopelman


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