Drought conditions expected to improve through November
Posted: September 7, 2012 at 8:40 a.m.
Drought conditions across Arkansas are expected to show at least some improvement over the next three months, according to a U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook released this week by the National Weather Service.
Forecasters say parts of southern Arkansas are likely to see the most improvement. Roughly the northern 2/3 of of the state, meanwhile, is expected to continue in a drought with some improvement seen. No regions of the state are forecast to have worsening drought conditions.
The outlook covers expected conditions through the end of November.
At last report, more than 12 percent of Arkansas was under the worst category of drought while nearly 60 percent was under the second worst category, signifying a deficiency of at least 4 inches of rain during a 30-day period.
Drought conditions improved significantly from last week after the remnants of Hurricane Isaac moved through, dropping heavy rain across much of the state.