The large winter storm that hit the much of the country last week saw some pretty extreme impacts due to heavy winds and rain, snow, tornadoes, and of course massive flooding in the Midwest. A large area in the South, however, from South Texas eastward, missed out on most of the precipitation and conditions continue to dry.
Over the last week, drought has continued to decrease in area. Colorado and Wyoming observed large areas decreases, while the Texas Panhandle also saw a relatively large decrease.
The percentage of corn, cattle, and hay that are considered in drought continues to decline. This week finds 2% of cattle, 2% of hay, and 0% of corn in drought. These are the lowest totals for all three since these stats started to be tracked in 2011.