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Nov. 9, 2023Des Moines, Iowa |  By: Jeremy Werner

No signs of improvement in latest drought map


DES MOINES, Iowa - The latest climate drought map shows that the Iowa portion of our listening area continues to grapple with persistent dry conditions.

While northern and southeast Iowa have seen some precipitation, most of the state remains stuck in a crippling dry pattern.

Climatoligists note a generally quiet weather pattern, with fluctuating temperatures influenced by cold fronts and dominant southerly winds.

Although October marked the first month of above-average precipitation since February, the area needs sustained improvement to address the prolonged drought.

Last week marked the 176th consecutive week with at least part of Iowa in moderate drought conditions or worse.