This autumn could go down as the Twin Cities’ driest autumn on record.
According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, much of southern Minnesota is currently experiencing severe drought conditions. Elsewhere across the state, abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions are presently in place including Hennepin County.
Hot, dry weather is prompting campfire restrictions across Minnesota.
Warm, dry weather has helped Minnesota farmers make rapid progress on the soybean harvest.
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.
Minnesota’s topsoil moisture has dwindled for the eighth consecutive week due to the continued warm and dry weather.
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