Day projects Wyobraska will be last to pull out from drought

KNEB Meteorologist Don Day says our area may be the last to remove itself from drought conditions.

While in Scottsbluff Tuesday to speak to the Scottsbluff Rotary Club, Day told KNEB News we are in the bulls-eye of the drought area. Day says drought fix themselves from the "outside-in", which means other areas around us have seen and will see relief before us.

Day says areas 75 miles to the south and east of us have received 2" of moisture in the last 60 days. Day says we have been on the northwest edge of those storms and a 50 mile change in the track of storms has made a big difference in where the moisture has fallen. Day also says early blizzard warnings have caused expectations that have not materialized.

Day says because we continue to be in a La Nina situation with a cold Pacific Ocean it doesn't produce moisture for our region. He projects we will continue to be in a drought scenario this spring and summer, but not as dry as last year.

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