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Iowa Drought Monitor shows expanded Severe & Extreme Drought areas

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November 16th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

(Des Moines, Iowa) – The latest Iowa Drought Monitor was released this (Thursday) morning, showing both the Severe and Extreme Drought areas have expanded slightly. Unfortunately, there isn’t much help expected anytime soon. There are some light rain chances early next week, but the 8-to 14-day outlook is leaning toward below normal precipitation. (Click on the graphics to enlarge)