For the first time in two-and-a-half years, the U.S. Drought Monitor map shows no dryness across in North Dakota. North Dakota State Climatologist Adnan Ackyuz says the drought started creeping into the state in May 2020 and started moving out with the April 11 blizzard. “When the snow melted, it became very beneficial to saturating the soil. Week after week we started having precipitation, good rains.” North Dakota’s topsoil and subsoil moisture conditions are 93 to 94 percent adequate to surplus. “I think we are going to be in the wet awhile, even if the summer turns out to be much warmer than normal.”
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