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Drought conditions improve after recent heavy rain

After periods of heavy rain over the last week, drought conditions have begun to improve across northwest Missouri.

Posted: Sep. 6, 2018 4:29 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) After periods of heavy rain over the last week, drought conditions have begun to improve across northwest Missouri. 

According to the latest Drought Monitor, put out by the National Drought Mitigation Center out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, D4 (exceptional drought) conditions have been removed from northwest Missouri.

In the latest update, 78.01 percent of Missouri is in some sort of drought, down from 83.37 percent last week. Extreme and exceptional drought conditions are also down from 12.78 percent last week to 6.08 percent this week.

Radar estimated rainfall during the last seven days shows between 1-6 inches of rain has fallen in the area, with the most north of St. Joseph.

Rain continues to be in the forecast until Saturday before dry conditions return next week. 

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Saint Joseph
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The next chance for rain will be on Tuesday as our next storm system pushes through. Rainfall amounts will be anywhere from a quarter to three quarters of an inch. This is something we will be keeping an eye on closely as it could cause some minor rises on river levels. Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.
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