The Drought hasn’t improved… And the future is looking pretty dry.
The National Weather Service issued this map along with its Seasonal Drought Outlook on Thursday.
“Unfortunately, all indicators (short and medium-term, August, and August-October) favor above normal temperatures,” the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center said. That’s right folks, the drought is going to get worse. According to the Seasonal Drought outlook it would need a “Dramatic shift in the weather patterns” and that’s probably not going to happen.
Crops aren’t doing to well either,
- Corn, 38 Percent is in poor condition
- Soybeans, 30 Percent in poor condition
- Pastures and Rangelands, 54 percent in poor condition, an all time high since 1995
The farmers planted for bumper crops, but because of the drought, the plan backfired on them leaving many close to bankruptcy.
“Part of the problem we’re facing is that weather conditions were so good at the beginning of the season that farmers got in the field early, and as a result this drought comes at a very difficult and painful time in their ability to have their crops have good yield,” Tom Vilsack said.
Because of this