2nd warmest start to June contributes to drought conditions
Nearly 40% of Wisconsin is in drought. More than 3/4 of the state is abnormally dry.
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The hot & sunny weather has certainly taken its toll on farmers/gardeners in Wisconsin. The heat in combination with dry conditions has produced a drought throughout Wisconsin. Madison has seen less than half of its average year-to-date rainfall. The Dane County Regional Airport is more than 7″ short of average rainfall.
The latest Drought Monitor released from NOAA and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows that nearly 40% of Wisconsin is under drought. More than 3/4 of the state is abnormally dry. Moderate drought (D1) increased almost 9% in state-wide coverage. The D1 category now covers most of Adams & Green Lake and all of Juneau and Marquette counties. Severe drought persisted in southeast Wisconsin - including Walworth and eastern Rock/Jefferson Counties.
Hot & humid conditions remain in the 7-day forecast with little opportunities for rainfall.
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