NEWS
Spring Weather Outlook - 3
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Thu Mar 28, 2013 08:55 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Even with precipitation from late-winter snowstorms, drought is still a dominant feature in most of the Plains. The U.S. Drought Monitor of March 19 indicated drought-free conditions only in northwestern North Dakota and northern Montana.

The length of dryness is mind-boggling. For example, "Philip (South Dakota) has had nothing (precipitation) since early last year," said South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey.

Trends are similar in other states. Since the start of the U.S. Geological Survey water year Oct. 1, 2012, Nebraska has had very little moisture through March 19. "NCDC (National Climate Data Center) state weighted precipitation ...

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