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Severe Drought Conditions Return


Part of Wisconsin is in a severe drought for the first time since the massive Drought-of-2012 ended this spring. 

The U-S Drought Monitor said today that almost all of Dunn County in western Wisconsin is in a severe drought -- and so are parts of nearby Eau Claire, Saint Croix, Pierce, Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, and Clark counties.  All told, about six-and-a-half percent of Wisconsin's land area is in a severe drought.  It's the Drought Monitor's third-worst category.  Another 28-percent of the state is in a moderate drought.  That includes a large west central region bounded by Burnett County, Marshfield, Columbus, Prairie du Chien, and most of the state's western border.  Another 24-percent is abnormally dry, including all of southern Wisconsin and a narrow line from Sheboygan to Superior.  Almost  41-percent of Wisconsin is drought-free.  That's about the northeast third of the Badger State.  The state's been plagued by a lack of rain since the start of July.  It has not rained at all this week in most of Wisconsin.  The National Weather Service says the next chance for rain is a chance tomorrow afternoon and evening -- and again on Saturday.





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