WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Local

Last Remaining Drought Extinguished In Minnesota

View Comments
(credit: Jennifer Grant)

(credit: Jennifer Grant)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Best Shopping Deals In September
  2. Students Get Ready To Head Back To School
  3. Minnesotan To Meet: Scott Mayer
  4. Fast Food Workers To Protest Across U.S.
  5. The Lowdown: Our Before Bed Habits

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — This week’s heavy rains have extinguished the last remaining patch of drought in Minnesota.

Thursday’s update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows the state completely free of drought and abnormally dry conditions.

Pete Boulay, a climatologist with the Department of Natural Resources, says the last time Minnesota was completely free of any drought designation was for two weeks in July of 2011. And the last time Minnesota was drought-free before that was in June of 2006.

The Drought Monitor map had been showing a slowly shrinking area of drought and abnormally dry conditions in the state’s southwestern corner for the last several weeks. That included the Luverne area, which was drenched over the weekend and again Monday. Luverne has now received nearly 13 inches of rain since June 1.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,826 other followers