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SNOW NEEDED TO HELP ALLEVIATE AREA DRY SOIL CONDITIONS

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While not everybody is happy with the snowstorm going through our area, State Climatologist Justin Glisan says there’s a good reason to welcome it.

Two-thirds of Iowa counties are considered to be abnormally dry or in some stage of drought, with far northwest Iowa the driest of all.

OC……….to expand. :20

Glisan says having snow drifts stick around for a while would be a good thing, because it may help replenish moisture levels.

OC…….that deeper soil. :13

The lack of adequate subsoil moisture is a remarkable turn-around after recording flooding just a couple of years ago in several areas.