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Doing much better, thanks!

January 24, 2013
Image courtesy U.S. Drought Monitor.

Image courtesy U.S. Drought Monitor.

Rain and snow over the last couple weeks seem to be making a dent in the U.S. Drought Monitor Map for Arkansas. The most intense drought area, “extreme,” has contracted by nearly half, down to 5.53 percent. That’s much better than it was back in September when nearly 42 percent of the state was said to be under extreme drought and nearly 9 percent was rated under the most intense category, “exceptional.”

The drought-free areas have expanded to more than 34 percent, up from last week’s 25 percent.

And there’s more water on the way, with freezing rain possible tonight and in time for the morning commute; and more springlike temps and thunderstorms in the forecast for next week.

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