Out of drought… but still abnormally dry

Generous rainfall in the past several weeks has moved most of Iowa, including Greene County, out of drought conditions as of June 24.

20140624_ia_noneAccording to the USDA’s drought monitor,  northern Greene County (parts of Cedar, Highland, Dawson and Paton Townships) is still “abnormally dry,” but that’s better than it has been. Volunteer weather observer John Beltz reports that from June 1 to through 6 am Friday, June 27, Jefferson has received 5.73 inches of rain. Average June rainfall is about 5 inches.

D0 - Abnormally DryD0 – Abnormally Dry

D1 Drought - ModerateD1 Drought – Moderate

The entire county was in severe drought in January.

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