Drought worsens in NW North Dakota with warm temps forecast
Parts of the northwest that were in severe drought last week are now in extreme drought, the second-worse of four categories, according to this week’s U.S. Drought Monitor map.
The Bismarck Tribune reports a small pocket of exceptional drought — the worst category — remained in Golden Valley County in the southwest.
Record and even historic heat blanketed much of North Dakota early this week. Dickinson on Tuesday hit 100 degrees.
Above-normal temperatures are likely again next week.