Unlike June, July has been dry

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - This past June was pretty wet as rainfall amounts were several inches above average. However, rain has been hard to come by so far this month. A good share of our area has had less than a quarter-inch this month. That’s far more than an inch short of what is average through the first ten days of July. Even Waterloo, which has had more than an inch of rain this month, is running about a half-inch below normal.

Southern Iowa has been dealing with relatively dry weather for quite some time, aside from a small respite in June. Drought conditions persist there and the past week certainly has not helped. A new Drought Monitor will be released Thursday morning.