Latest MN Drought Update 13 Sep 13

This week’s update from the US Drought Monitor shows that more than 7% of Minnesota is in a severe drought as of Thursday, up from more than 4% a week earlier. The area of severe drought now extends across the northern Twin Cities metro area into western Wisconsin, as well as down a ribbon of land along the Mississippi River to the southeast corner of Minnesota. About 79% of Minnesota is rated abnormally dry or worse, which hasn’t changed from last week.