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Aug. 8, 2013MO |  By: Liggett

Drought Like Northwest

As parts of Missouri experience flash flooding and heavy rain, it seems as if the northwest region has missed out on a lot of it.

According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Scott Blair the region is starting to experience drought-like symptoms.

He says that even though much of the RAIN has missed the region, the mild temperatures have kept soil conditions from getting out of hand.

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Blair says the conditions are not yet bad enough to cause concern, but the patterns seem to be favoring southern and central Missouri. He says with the change of seasons just around the corner, some bigger systems should be on the way as well. The next real chance of good rainfall for northwest Missouri is later in the week and with a few good showers the drought conditions could be diminished.