Where the Drought Stands According to NDAWN
Drought has become the theme this summer across much of North Dakota Agriculture Weather Network territory, which includes sites in Minnesota and Montana. Daryl Ritchison who is director of NDAWN says North Dakota has three breakdowns to the drought situation.
Ritchison says compared to past drought years, including 1988, the rain patterns shifted in August.
Ritchison mentioned the summer months to stay on par for moisture takes 11 to 14 inches of rain. So what will it take to get back to normal levels?
The best chance for rain is this week which may be too late to save the crops but is one hopeful step in the right direction for next season.