September Was Very Dry 01 Oct 12

The Month of September was extremely dry for much of Minnesota, with records set in many communities. And overall, Minnesota was the driest of 9 Midwestern states – because areas south and east got rain in early September from former Tropical Storm Isaac. New Ulm received a total of seven-tenths of an inch of precipitation throughout September, making it one of the driest ever. Other cities throughout the state experienced their driest, or second-driest September ever as well. Extreme drought conditions were expanded across northwest and southwest Minnesota recently also, and many rivers around the area are at record-low levels, including the Minnesota River.