The latest U.S. Drought Monitor issued on Thursday, December 14th, 2017, shows that drought continues to spread across the United States.
Only a few states within the continental United States are drought free, which includes Washington, Oregon, Michigan and Ohio.
According to the monitor, an “extreme” and “severe” drought is expanding from Arkansas into Kansas, Missouri, Texas and Louisiana. Dallas, Texas, which is located in the “severe” drought category, has only recorded 0.29 inches of rain, is close to an inch below normal.
Drought conditions have also expanded across the Southeast and have begun to stretch into the Mid Atlantic and Northeast.
Drought conditions continue to linger and even expand across High Plains as well.
For WeatherNation, I am Meteorologist Marcus Walter.