NEWS
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:27 PM CST

A look at the Drought Monitor comparison of the week of Feb 19 and Feb 26 shows just how important the heavy snows in the southern Plains have been. In the Texas Panhandle, the worst drought category—Level 4 or Exceptional Drought—is almost gone from the region after the big snowstorms. That’s what record snowfall will do.

The other takeaway message is that—indeed—it took record snows (up to 19 inches in Amarillo earlier this week, for example)—to make a dent in the harsh drought scene. And, it also is worth mentioning that there is still some level of drought in effect ...

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