According to the National Climatic Data Center’s August “State of the Climate” report, the Midwest is getting back to “near normal” temperatures. Precipitation totals were above normal in south central Missouri but the state still experienced some of the largest degradation in the region.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the hardest-hit areas in the state as of October 16 are the northwest, bootheel and central regions, though these values are steadily dropping along with the rest of the state.
To view an interactive map with dates ranging from June 5 to October 16, visit the Springfield News-Leader. The U.S. Drought Monitor releases information once a week, and the map will be updated each time to reflect new data.