on 31 January 2013
Might be a little too soon to celebrate, but by the looks of things, the entire state will soon be free of drought status.
The most recent drought monitor (above) was released pre-deluge, so it doesn’t account for the 2” to 4” rain that fell Wednesday night.
Only a small portion of the region was in a moderate drought this past update, so I’d like to think that we may have a totally blank map during next week’s update.
If you’re into comparisons, here’s a link that lets you look back month-to-month. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/archive.html