Still no change in the overall drought conditions locally.

According to the National Climatic Data Center’s latest U.S. Drought Monitor, those on the western edge of Guthrie County and extreme southwest corner of Greene County are experiencing severe drought conditions.  The remainder of the Raccoon River Valley remains in an extreme drought area.

According to the National Weather Service, Perry has received ______ inches of rain so far this month, Jefferson has received ______ inches of precipitation  and Guthrie Center has had ______ inches so far.

1.28 inches of precipitation typically falls in Perry in December.  Jefferson’s monthly average is 1.3 inches and Guthrie Center usually sees about 1.47 inches of precipitation this month.

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