Drought Worsens in Parts of the U.S.

During the past week - the drought worsened in some parts of the mid-U.S. from hot, dry conditions. In Texas - October usually is the third-wettest month - but according to the Drought Monitor report that came out this week - this October became the ninth-driest for the state since 1895. Oklahoma also recorded above-normal temperatures and little to no rain - while the drought also expanded in Kansas and Nebraska. In those states - the new winter wheat crop's growth has been delayed with low soil moisture levels deterring normal plant development. Grazing pastures also remain poor for livestock. As of November 6th - 59.48-percent of the U.S. is suffering from moderate drought - at least - which is down from 60.16-percent. However - the regions under extreme or exceptional drought has gone up .32-percent to 19.36 from 19.04. Eighty-three-point-94-percent of the High Plains region is covered by severe drought - which has increased by .07-percent from a week ago.

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