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July 23, 2013MO |  By: Snyder

Northwest Area Drought

Northwest Missouri saw soaking rains in May, but over the past month rain has been minimal at best.

With this lack of moisture, soil conditions has been deteriorating rapidly, and drought conditions are starting to creep back in. Meteorologist with the National Weather Service out of Pleasant Hill, Ryan Cutter, says the heat and dryness is expected with summer, but it is a little abnormally dry.

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Cutter says the amount of rainfall necessary is unclear exactly, as drought is about more than just rainfall, but anything would help.

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Cutter says the potential for rain is there, but it isn't likely. The only relief that can be expected is a slight drop in temperatures towards the end of the week, hopefully taking the edge off.