Cold makes drought seem like less of a concern
The Kansas City Star
The holidays and the growing cold in the push toward winter conspire to make the drought that shriveled the Midwest this year seem like a distant memory.
But the drought hasn’t gone away. The U.S. Drought Monitor reported that it grew worse in the last week.
More than 60 percent of the contiguous 48 states remain rain and snow challenged. The drought now covers 50.3 percent of the land.
Parts of the Kansas City area got a little rainfall on Thanksgiving Day, but overall the area is way behind on precipitation for the year. And as we progress into fall’s finish and the start of winter without moisture, the drought will only get worse.