Drought conditions persisted over the past two week across Kansas. In fact, conditions have worsened from two weeks ago as all of the western half of the state is in a severe to extreme drought.


In Kansas, the state-wide average precipitation for January was only 34 percent of normal. Reassessment of conditions will be needed next week after this current storm system passes through the area. In south-central Nebraska, a small drought-free area was downgraded to abnormal dryness, in response to continuing dryness.