There may be relief ahead for the dry conditions in North Dakota. Nutrien Ag Solutions Principal Atmospheric Scientist Eric Snodgrass says a mild, wet spring isn’t out of the question. “There is a better chance at bringing in more precipitation this spring. Will it be drought busting? With the information I have at this stage, the answer is no, but at least it’s not a forecast calling for conditions to get drier and drier.” Snodgrass says is expecting spotty rain for the summer. “If the western half of the state remains in drought through early June, the likelihood of drought expanding east in July and August increases dramatically. We need to watch how the west handles drought as to whether or not we may get more routine precipitation events.”
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