Most of Minnesota is now officially in drought. Thursday’s update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 88 percent of Minnesota is in a moderate drought. That’s a huge jump from just 5 percent last week.
It’s been one of the more colorful falls many of us can remember. The trees got their colors early, and many are still showing vivid oranges and yellows that we haven’t seen in years. Some parts of the state are just hitting their peak now.
Tuesday night’s snow may be the best thing that could’ve happened to your future Christmas tree. Growing Christmas trees can take a lot of patience and Deb Krueger of Krueger’s Christmas trees knows it well.
One good thing with the late-season snow? It’s easing drought conditions.
Minnesota’s farmers got little fieldwork accomplished this past week as winter continues to resist surrendering to spring.
For many people, winter doesn’t bring just cold temperatures. It also means the prolonged misery of dry, itchy, cracking skin.
Widespread rains gave a boost to topsoil moisture across Minnesota last week, but crop conditions remained relatively unchanged.
The high soil moisture that’s contributing to flooding across Minnesota is keeping farmers from getting started on fieldwork.