USDA Drought Monitor (1/26): Midwest Sees Another Week of Above-Normal Precipitation

According to today's Drought Monitor report of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Midwest was hit with another week of above-normal precipitation.

A band of heavy precipitation fell from southeast Missouri to northeast Ohio with some areas receiving up to 400% of normal.

Recent rainfall, cooler temperatures and rising streamflow led to improvements to moderate (D1) drought and abnormal dryness (D0) in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio this week.

For the full USDA report for Jan. 26, click here.