No Change for Kansas in This Week’s U.S. Drought Monitor

The Plains and Midwest: Additional snow fell across parts of the central Plains – enough to arrest further deterioration but insufficient to improve the drought depiction.

Precipitation in Oklahoma had little impact on reservoir and lake levels, and agricultural reports indicated that soil moisture remained depleted and the condition of small grains and canola across the state continued to deteriorate.

On the other hand, even though precipitation was generally below normal across the western Great Lakes this week, above-normal precipitation in recent weeks prompted the contraction of D2 from Lake County, Illinois and Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties in Wisconsin where long-term deficits have shrunk considerably.