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Drought Conditions Continue Across Kansas

Drought Report for February 4, 2021. (Courtesy of US Drought Monitor)
Drought Report for February 4, 2021. (Courtesy of US Drought Monitor)

Despite recent snow storms, drought conditions continue across much of Kansas including Russell County.

According to the latest US Drought Monitor report, some level of drought conditions are being felt across the state except in southern and eastern Kansas where normal conditions are being reported.

Most of Russell County is experiencing moderate drought conditions along with Ellis, Lincoln, Osborne and Rooks Counties. Barton, Ellsworth and Rush Counties are reporting abnormally dry conditions.

Moderate drought conditions stretch from southwest into north central and northeast Kansas with severe to extreme drought conditions being reported in far western and northwest Kansas.

Extreme cold temperatures with highs only in the teens and off and on slight changes of light snow are expected this week in the Russell area.

Latest Drought Monitor Report