North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network Director Daryl Ritchison says the Midwest has been creeping into drought since early summer. “Since June 2, the area has just gradually dried out after living on spring rains.” Ritchison says the million-dollar question is whether fall rains will happen. “There has been a number of systems capable of producing rain nearby that just haven’t hit our area, they just don’t look to be tracking in areas that favor many folks. Fall rains don’t look favorable at all.”
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