MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seely said it’s a little too early to use the “D” word, but we’ve gone six weeks without a decent rain.

Last month was the driest September on record in the Twin Cities.

“We don’t see — at least most meteorologists don’t see — a return to a wetter pattern coming up soon,” said Seely.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Steve Murphy Reports

And fall is an important time for crops, lawns, plants and trees.

“The fall season is the season of the year where the large majority of our precipitation goes into storage in the soil.”

Seely said it’s important for property owners to water between now and the first hard freeze.

Comments (3)
  1. Real Talk says:

    What a sorry excuse for a non-existant news story Steve.

    Be honest….did you go to Smoove D’s Drive Thru College of Excellence to get your journalism degree?

    “Is Steve going to be unemployed soon? Turn in tonight at 10pm to find out”

  2. Murph says:

    A couple days without rain is not so bad.No,the sky is not falling,the well has not gone dry and the silly little pigs in the GOP have not elected any of their fine,articulate and reverent candidates dedicated to make everyone happy in Happyville! Unfortunately most of us live in the real world and not Happyville.Our medical insurance costs a thousand a month, ,our housing and taxes another thousand per and then there is utilities and food,fuel and gasoline!But unlike Texas ,MN’s Governor did not unfund 2/3 of firefighters, like GOV Perry in Texas, …. in the middle of a drought !!.So 1/3 of the state of Minnesota did not burn up as did 1/3 of Texas.However if we ever need GOP help,we can be as sure as the boiled bodies in the attics of New Orleans that it will get here EVENTUALLY……… for the residents of Edina and Lake Minnetonka!

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