Moisture deficits start to pile up in western Iowa
Weather conditions ran drier and warmer than normal for most of Iowa during June and July, creating moisture deficits and expansion of drought conditions.
June rainfall averaged 1.7 inches below normal statewide, with the lightest amounts in northwestern and west-central counties. Rainfall continued to average below normal in many parts of the state into late July.
Some of the driest locations had received less than 50% of the normal July ...
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