MN Drought Conditions Increasing 27 Jul 13

Drought conditions in Minnesota have increased by a total of 6% over the past week.  The latest US Drought Monitor shows abnormally dry conditions spreading further into southern Minnesota, and most of the state’s increase is in that category. There is moderate drought conditions reported in some areas of northwest Minnesota as well. The state is in much better shape than it was in April, however, when 92% of Minnesota was in some form of drought.