U.S. Drought Class Change

The yellows and tans show areas where the drought has gotten worse. The greens and blues are areas where the drought has improved. In the northwestern belt the drought got worse. That doesn’t mean we didn’t get any rain. It just means evaporation and moisture use has exceeded rainfall so drought actually expanded in the far northwestern belt and portions of the northern Plains. ND did see a light improvement last week. Eastern NE saw some green as well as portions of the eastern belt and southern Lake’s saw some green where the drought improved.