Drought conditions are worsening across Minnesota, according to a news report by the Pioneer Press, with 84% of the state facing either abnormally dry or drought conditions. This is up about 20% from one week ago.
The state has seen above-record temperatures throughout this summer, and the Pioneer Press story states that this summer is the third-hottest ever recorded in the Twin Cities. At this point, plants will likely enter the winter season stressed, which could harm or even kill them.
The Star Tribune reports that the only part of the state currently not rated abnormally dry or in a drought is northeastern Minnesota.