Drought's Over In Twin Cities, But Third Of MN Still 'Abnormally Dry'The drought is over in the Twin Cities, but dry conditions are still a factor in northern Minnesota. Nearly all of the state had been in drought in early May. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows only about 12 percent of the state in a moderate drought Thursday, down from 25 percent last week.
Minnesota Under Red Flag Warning For Fire RiskThe entire state of Minnesota is under a red flag warning Wednesday. The fire danger is extreme because of warm, windy and dry weather. Gov. Mark Dayton is authorizing the Minnesota National Guard to help fight wildfires.
No Rain Lets Minnesota Farmers Get Field Work Done Minnesota farmers were able to get a lot of field work done last week, thanks to the lack of rain. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there were 6.2 days suitable for field work in Minnesota for the week ending Sunday. That marks the most days suitable for any week so far this season.
U.S. Drought Grows To Cover Widest Area Since '56The drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956, according to new data released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Weather Blog: Persistently Dry Conditions ContinueThe lawns have turned brown and crunchy across much of the area, due to unusual and persistently dry conditions through the current late-summer and early-autumn period.