Excessive rainfall during May has started to improve drought conditions in areas of the Great Plains.
Southwest Nebraska farmer Mike Baker says more than 8 inches of rain has fallen since midnight Friday and will delay planting well into June. “This is much better than having the dirt blow because we’ve had that the last two years where we’ve had dirt storms roll through. If we have to sit and be patient for a few weeks, that’s not a bad thing.”
Flood watches and warnings have been posted for Southwest Nebraska and Northwest Kansas where the National Weather Service says more than a foot of rain has fallen.