Drought Monitor Update: How farmers across the U.S. are experiencing varying conditions
The latest drought monitor shows no relief in the west and a drought free southeast.
The latest drought monitor was released this week and it shows despite heavy rainfall, California and the Desert Southwest saw little to no relief.
Tropical Cyclone Kay brought isolated heavy rainfall across the region, with some areas experiencing five inches of rain, but there was no overall impact to the long term drought. Above normal temperatures continued to worsen conditions in the High Plains. However, farmers in Texas and the Northeast saw some much needed relief this week and most of the Southeast is now drought free.