Drought Monitor: How heavy rains and flooding impacted conditions and the weekly report

The latest drought monitor, released today, shows record-breaking rainfall brought some improvements to the southern U.S.

However, the heavy rain and flooding also led to communication outages at the National Weather Service office, which left climatologists without full access to analyze the weather impact. On the map though, we can see some of those southern drought conditions eased for the first time in quite a while! The dry conditions continued to expand in the northwest and northeast corners of the country, though.

Dr. Deborah Bathke is a climatologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and she spoke with RFD-TV’s own Janet Adkison about how the communication outages impacted this week’s report.

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