May Saw MN Drought Ease 31 May 13

May is coming to a close, and it will go down in the record books as a rainy, dreary month. State Climatologist Greg Spoden says that the good news is that only 3% of Minnesota remains in a severe drought, compared to 67% of the state in early April. He says there are still some lingering drought concerns for southwest Minnesota, but overall the state has come out of the drought. Spoden says that parts of southeastern Minnesota received double-digit rainfalls during the month of May. New Ulm is wrapping up the month with over 3-inches of rain over the course of May, as well as the half-inch of snow that started the month.