Drought conditions improve slightly across Minn., Wis.

The latest report from the United States Drought Monitor shows a slight improvement in conditions in Minnesota and Wisconsin since last week.

According to Thursday’s report, 2.87% of Minnesota is listed as being in a severe drought, down from last week’s report of 4.02%.

In addition, moderate drought conditions decreased from 13.83% to 11.29%, while abnormally dry conditions decreased from 34.16% to 28.14%.

The latest report includes rainfall that fell across the state last weekend, where parts of Minnesota received more than 4 inches of precipitation. Some areas in South Dakota and Iowa near the border of Minnesota received anywhere from 5-7 inches.

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In Minnesota, severe drought conditions are reported in Washington, Ramsey, Hennepin, Dakota, Scott, Carver, Sibley, Nicollet, Brown, Redwood and Renville counties. Abnormally dry conditions stretch along eastern Minnesota from roughly Two Harbors south to Red Wing, and west to the border with South Dakota.

Drought conditions in Minnesota as of Aug. 9, 2022.

Meanwhile, drought conditions in Wisconsin also saw some improvements. Although the percentage of severe drought increased from 1.03% to 1.46%, the percentages for moderate drought and abnormally dry conditions decreased from 16.78% and 48.41% to 12.885 and 35.71%, respectively.

The area experiencing the driest conditions include nearly all of St. Croix County, as well as small portions of Pierce and Dunn counties.

Drought conditions in Wisconsin as of Aug. 9, 2022.