Despite wet spring a few dry pockets remain

Despite the fact that most Minnesota weather observers are reporting above normal precipitation values for the year so far, a few dry pockets remain in drought as a carryover from last year. A few spots remain significantly drier than normal.

January 1 – June 14 precip / Departure from normal

  • Olivia 6.77 inches -3.45 inches
  • Redwood Falls 7.82 inches -2.83 inches
  • Slayton 5.70 inches -4.40 inches
  • Vesta 9.36 inches -1.83 inches

These locations and their associated counties remain in the moderate to severed drought category according to the US Drought Monitor. In contrast, Grand Meadow in Mower County has reported 28.30 inches of precipitation for the year so far, nearly 15 inches above normal!