The past few weeks have brought big improvements for the crippling drought to our south.
Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Nebraska all saw major storms dumping snow and rain. We've had good news in KELOLAND, as well. Just look to the northeast.
Aberdeen had a half-inch surplus of moisture in February. Sisseton had more than an inch.
Despite this, we're all in some form of drought, although there are signs of a turnaround.
"Severe" levels have dropped from Edmunds County to Brookings. Since the ground is still frozen, this bonus moisture won't get to soak in.
Once stronger south winds kick in around the spring planting, some moisture will move into our region.
As of last week, the winter wheat crop was suffering even with the snow. More than half of that wheat was rated poor or worse. Still, many farmers could be looking at more storms on Monday.