Mark Svoboda http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Drought Conditions In Mo. Improve Slightly, Still Dry For Long Term http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/drought-conditions-mo-improve-slightly-still-dry-long-term <p>Missouri’s overall drought picture remains dry, although there is some slight improvement in portions of the Show-Me State.</p><p>The latest map shows the drought still covering the entire state, and most of it in the severe category – although three pockets of land where drought conditions are only moderate have grown slightly larger over the past two weeks.&nbsp; Those pockets are located in northeast, east-central and southwest Missouri.&nbsp;&nbsp;Mark Svoboda is a climatologist&nbsp;with the <a href="http://www.drought.unl.edu/Home.aspx">National Drought Mitigation Center</a> at the <a href="http://www.unl.edu/">University of Nebraska-Lincoln</a>. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 22:22:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 5050 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Drought Conditions In Mo. Improve Slightly, Still Dry For Long Term Drought gets slightly worse in Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/drought-gets-slightly-worse-missouri <P>Drought conditions in Missouri have slightly intensified over the past week, according to the latest data from the <A href="http://www.drought.unl.edu/Home.aspx">National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)</A>&nbsp;at the<A href="http://www.unl.edu/"> 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 http://news.stlpublicradio.org Drought gets slightly worse in Missouri