Aug 30, 2013 at 6:11 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (KNSI) - The dry week in Minnesota and throughout the midwest has drought numbers on the rise. We are a far cry from the growing season that began unusually wet and cold across the nation's mid-section is finishing up hot and dry.
That is renewing worries of drought's possible impact on crops. Experts say corn and soybeans may not have enough moisture in dry areas to develop to full weight, which could reduce this year's harvest. For the second straight week.
The Drought Monitor report shows that lack of rain has caused drought conditions to expand across the region including here in Minnesota. Rain did ease drought in portions of northern Nebraska, but much of the western half of the state remain in extreme drought.
Drought also expanded in portions of Texas, Louisiana and southern Arkansas.
Temp: 1°F (-17°C)
Wind: 17mph W