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6/5/2015 - Drought Over After Wet Month of May - Click here to print this information

Wisconsin's three-month drought has virtually disappeared, thanks to sizable rains in the latter half of May. According to the U-S Drought Monitor, just over 19-and-a-half percent of the state's land area was abnormally dry or worse this week. That's way down from 43-percent a week ago. Much of the northern half of Wisconsin was in a moderate drought as recently as mid-May. However, only the northern parts of Douglas and Bayfield counties have a moderate drought. Only three patches of the state are said to be abnormally dry -- and those territories continue to get smaller. One area covers about five counties in the far northwest. Another dry patch is in the Hudson and Menominee areas. The third abnormally dry location is in the north central part of the state, roughly bounded by Stevens Point, Tomahawk, and Shawano. Forecasters say we'll get more rain and possible thunderstorms tomorrow night and Sunday.

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