NEWS
NOAA Sees Drought Improvement
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri Jun 20, 2014 05:46 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Despite heavy rain and flooding in the Upper Midwest, drought improvement is still a needed feature for agriculture in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Region -- which extends from the Rocky Mountains to Indiana.

The most intense, drought, obviously, is in the southwestern portion of the region.

"Thirty-day precipitation has been very dry in the far west, in Wyoming and Colorado along with the western Dakotas," said climatologist Brian Fuchs of the National Drought Mitigation Center.

And, even in areas where heavy -- and in some locations record-breaking -- rain has been noted, "We ...

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