There’s been one upside to the severe weather that hit southeastern Missouri over Memorial Day weekend – it nearly wiped out drought conditions there.

The latest drought monitor now shows 94.2% of Missouri is no longer experiencing any drought. Only the Bootheel and a small section of southeastern Missouri are experiencing “abnormally dry” conditions.

Despite the vast improvements, Missouri remains under a drought alert through September 1.

Just over a month ago, more than 72% of Missouri was experiencing drought conditions. Nearly three months ago, on March 5, more than 99% of the Show-Me State was parched by some level of drought condition.

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