Drought Monitor 10/2/12

Published 10/04 2012 08:12AM

Updated 10/11 2012 08:13AM

Updated:  8:11 PM 10/4/12

You can get complete coverage of the drought in our Drought Watch Section.  

For those in Fayette County and surrounding areas, you're no longer in a drought, as you can see in the map above.  Most of central Illinois is just considered to be "abnormally dry", which is the lowest level of the drought categories.  The further west you go, the worse it is with a large chunk of the area is considered to be moderate, and northwestern Illinois still in a severe drought.  

Looking ahead, the 8 to 14 day forecast is looking to bring us more rain than normal, but the October forecast is looking dry.   

Here's a look at how bad the drought was last week

You can get complete coverage of the drought in our new Drought Watch Section

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