Mark Svoboda

drought conditions
5:22 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Drought Conditions In Mo. Improve Slightly, Still Dry For Long Term

U.S. Drought Monitor map, as of Oct. 4th, 2012.
National Drought Mitigation Center, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

Missouri’s overall drought picture remains dry, although there is some slight improvement in portions of the Show-Me State.

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.  Those pockets are located in northeast, east-central and southwest Missouri.  Mark Svoboda is a climatologist with the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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drought conditions
6:45 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Drought gets slightly worse in Missouri

The U.S. Drought Monitor map, as of Aug. 21st, 2012.
National Drought Mitigation Center, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

Drought conditions in Missouri have slightly intensified over the past week, according to the latest data from the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


More than a third of the state is in D4, or exceptional drought, the worst category.  That area covers the Boot-heal and a swath of western Missouri from Kansas City down to around Springfield.  The rest of the Show-Me State is in extreme drought (D3), the second-worst category.  NDMC Climatologist Mark Svoboda says Missouri can expect a brief reprieve next week.

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