18 States With the Worst Drought Right Now

As Hurricane Ian lashes the west coast of Florida with drenching rains, it is easy to forget that many states have the opposite problem – nowhere near enough rainfall. While torrential rain can cause flooding, too little rain can cause a drought. (These are the most powerful hurricanes of all time.) The National Weather Service […]
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No drought-busting rain in sight

While Florida recovers from an overwhelming amount of rain due to Hurricane Ian, some area farmers may be longing for a little for their land. This week's U.S. Drought Monitor report shows conditions worsening in Lyon County. It shows 91% of the county in at least “moderate drought,” with 12% in a higher-level “severe drought.”
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Drought Conditions In Northwest Missouri

The USGS Drought Monitor indicates Northwest Missouri is Abnormally Dry or in a Moderate Drought, with a few counties in a Severe Drought. Abnormally Dry counties include Daviess and Grundy County. Moderate Drought counties include Caldwell, Chariton, Linn, Livingston, and Sullivan Counties. Severe Drought is indicated for most of Carroll...

Drought worsens, fire danger continues

With the Oklahoma drought only getting worse, fire danger will be with us all weekend into early next work week. Look for temperatures in some nice territory the next few days with low to middle 80s through Sunday. Overnight, dry air brings cool low temperatures around 50 degrees. This is a bit below average for this time of the year.

Drought starts to creep back into the Brazos Valley, no rain in sight

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Early Thursday morning, the Office of the Texas State Climatologist released an updated drought monitor for the State of Texas. As expected, drought conditions have started to build back into the Brazos Valley. High pressure is going to continue inhibiting rainfall going forward. Expect dry conditions over the next 10 days.

East Hawaiʻi Under Severe Drought, Entire Island Abnormally Dry

HAWAIʻI ISLAND - The September 29 update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows "severe drought" has expanded on the windward side of the Big Island, but contracted on the leeward side. UPDATE – (3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022) 100% percent of Hawaiʻi island is experiencing “Abnormally...

East Texas Longhorn Association members face challenging drought conditions

A recent arrival to East Texas, and Marine Corps veteran, is on a mission to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital in a very unique way. Trane Plant Manager Robert Rivers tells us the furnaces are usually made in New Jersey, but they experienced a labor shortage so Tyler stepped up to take on the line. “We decided to put this furnace line in place just because there’s such a high demand for our products, furnaces being one of them. And with the new facility we have here, we have space to put it and it also makes us a more resilient company by having duplication of manufacturing in two different locations.” said Rivers.

Naig: drought's stranglehold on KMAland continues

(Des Moines) -- Continuing drought remains the top weather headline for Iowa in 2022. That's according to Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig, who reacted to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map, showing persistent dry conditions across a majority of the state. Naig tells KMA News the drought conditions have increased over the past month.

Little Change in Drought Conditions

Little has changed locally with drought conditions, according to the latest national report. The U.S. Drought Monitor still shows severe drought in most of Marion and Warren Counties, with moderate conditions in areas that received heavy rainfall from thunderstorms in mid-September. Little-to-no relief is in sight, according to the National Weather Service, as rain chances are unlikely in the forecast and mild fall-like conditions will continue with highs in the 70s and overnight lows in the 40s expected for the better part of next week.

Arkansas Storm Team Weather Blog: Drought worsens across Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – After a very dry last few weeks, Thursday’s drought monitor shows worsening conditions across the entire state. Last week the drought monitor showed moderate drought across much of central and northern Arkansas. A few small areas of central Arkansas were also under a severe drought.

Eastern Shore may experience drought buster rain this weekend

It should work out that the Eastern Shore will experience all of the benefits of tropical storm activity without damages usually associated with the storms. Hurricane Ian plowed ashore Wednesday afternoon near Naples Florida packing 155 mph winds, a storm surge of over 10 ft and 10-20 inches of rain. The damage to the southwest Florida coast is substantial and it could be some time before the extent of the damage can be revealed.

Stage One Drought Conditions Continue per BCWID

As of 7:30 am Wednesday, Lake Brownwood was at 7 feet and 3 tenths below spillway. Brown County Water Improvement District #1 is still in Voluntary water restrictions, Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency Plan. As of yesterday, Lake Brownwood was at 65.0 % capacity. One month ago, Lake Brownwood...