A USDA climatologist says the drought continues to improve across the Midwest after getting much-needed moisture at the end of 2022. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor says a one-to-three-inch rain in the last week led to a broad one category improvement in the middle Mississippi and Ohio River Valley. Midwest Climate Hub Director Dennis Todey says there are a few exceptions.
“The Indiana, Ohio and Michigan areas have missed out on moisture and the Plains still have a serious drought going on.”
Todey say La Nina is winding down after three years, but is playing a role in winter weather.