For Another Week, Drought Conditions Continue to Improve

Late season rains across North Dakota and Minnesota were enough to improve dry conditions, but more rains will be needed to break the longer-term drought. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows some form of dryness still encompasses 93 percent of North Dakota. The severe and extreme drought categories decreased by 26 percent from last week across the state. The southeastern part of North Dakota has sufficient moisture. Drought conditions are also decreasing in Minnesota, encompassing 62 percent of the entire state. The worst conditions are in the far north central and northeastern part of the state.