NDSU Extension State Climatologist Adnan Ackyuz says the dry conditions in western North Dakota will worsen without additional soaking rains. “Western North Dakota has been drier than eastern North Dakota. We may see an expansion of those dry conditions in the coming weeks.” On the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map, more than 24 percent of North Dakota is experiencing abnormally dry conditions. Ackyuz says the only significant crop stress being reported is in the moderate drought area in Richland County.
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