Drought conditions are now gone across most of Missouri, with one notable exception. The latest drought monitor map shows the drought persisting in most of southeastern Missouri and small portions of south-central and southwestern Missouri.

A tiny area of severe drought has popped up in far southern Oregon and Howell counties along the Arkansas border. A tiny area of Buchanan County along the Missouri River is experiencing abnormally dry conditions. Otherwise, the rest of the Show-Me State is no longer experiencing drought.

Just over 82% of Missouri is not experiencing any drought conditions at all, compared to nearly 69.5% last week.

As recently as April 23rd, more than 72% of the state was undergoing some level of drought conditions.

Several rounds of heavy rain and severe thunderstorms in the past three weeks have turned the tables. But drier conditions are expected to return in the coming months, as Missouri’s drought alert has been extended to September 1st.

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