en Drought gets slightly worse in Missouri <P>Drought conditions in Missouri have slightly intensified over the past week, according to the latest data from the <A href="">National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)</A>&nbsp;at the<A href=""> University of Nebraska-Lincoln</A>.</P> <P>More than a third of the state is in D4, or exceptional drought, the worst category.&nbsp; That area covers the Boot-heal and a swath of western Missouri from Kansas City down to around Springfield.&nbsp; The rest of the Show-Me State is in extreme drought (D3), the second-worst category.&nbsp; NDMC Climatologist Mark Svoboda says Missouri can expect a brief reprieve next week. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 23:45:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4394 at Drought gets slightly worse in Missouri