Drought eases across Minnesota

A majority of the state no longer in drought thanks to recent storm.

Comparison map showing the lessening of the drought March 2024.The late March snow storm that passed through Minnesota left much needed moisture in its wake. Much of south-central and southeastern Minnesota as well as up the North Shore saw almost 2 or more inches of liquid-equivalent precipitation. This moved us from the moderate drought level to just abnormally dry.

Though it will take more precipitation this spring to start filling lakes back up, it sure has helped to have some moisture!

Read the full MPR Updraft blog post here: www.mprnews.org/story/2024/03/28/minnesota-drought-conditions-improve-after-recent-storm