Palmer Drought: More Precip Needed Across Corn Belt

May 15, 2012 01:10 AM
 

Following is the latest Palmer Drought Index:

 

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Juli says: While the drought index shows just scattered drought areas remains, the "precip needed" map shows it will take consistent rain through the spring to erase drought areas. Some areas of the eastern Belt need up to 9 inches of precip to bring it out of drought.

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