Despite the rain yesterday and overnight, parts of Missouri are still too dry. Not since the late 1980s have parts of Missouri seen a drought as severe as what much of the state went through during July. Pat Guinan is a climatologist with the University of Missouri. He says the drought really started much earlier than this summer. What it has meant is dried up stock ponds, withering crops, and some areas looking at water restrictions. Guinan says only the northeast part of the state has really escaped the drought. And he’s not seeing a whole lot of improvement in the future. Guinan says forecasters are calling for even odds it will be too dry or too wet for the next month or so.
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