Monday, April 19, 2021

Palmer Drought Index, April 10, 2021

The latest Palmer Index shows the excessive wetness and soil moisture has increased a bit from the Oaarks to the Mid Atlantic coast when compared to the March 26 values. Wetness has increased a bit from Nebraska to Wisconsin. 

There is little change to the drought in the West. 

Right now, the biggest threat to the 2021 winter wheat crop is current temperatures and temperatures through noon Wednesday rather than drought. 

Additional Information:

Given the already wet conditions over the Ozarks, this forecast of rain for the next two weeks is very troublesome. With amounts of more than seven inches forecast to fall, severe flooding may result. If you -- or friends/relatives -- live in this region, please take consider what you would have to do if severe flooding develops. 

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