U.S. Drought Monitor Class Change

This map shows the drought monitor change in class over one week. Yellows or browns show where drought has gotten worse over the last week and blues and greens are improvement. A small area in SD saw some improvement as well as the far southern Plains but we didn’t have much rain in the eastern belt or IA and therefore the dryness increased in much of the central and eastern belt over the last week. Again, over the past 24 hrs which is not shown on this map, we did get some rain through southeast IA, through IL, IN, and OH so we may see some improvement next week in the eastern belt.