Reviewing The Latest Drought Monitor


While we’ve seen moisture over the last few weeks, most of western South Dakota is abnormally dry. 

The recently updated drought monitor shows a persistent drought area in western South Dakota.  Although, it has shown some improvement over the last couple weeks of March. 

February’s drought monitor showed abnormally dry conditions that stretched well into central South Dakota. However, the latest update shows the drought is improving in central South Dakota. 

The current forecast calls for rain but projections have the heaviest rain in places where no drought is being reported. In fact, the areas that need moisture are only expected to get only a few hundredths of an inch over the next 24 to 36 hours.  But the seasonal outlook that goes through June does have the western KELOLAND wetter than average.

And as temperatures continue to warm throughout spring, we’ll say goodbye to snowy weather and hello to rainy weather.

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