The latest drought conditions as tabulated by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL). Recent rains has improved conditions for some, other spots got a bit worse.
Here is the latest report for Minnesota.
Like any meteorologist, John Wheeler is intrigued by extremes of weather, especially arctic air outbreaks and winter storms. John says he prefers his summers to be hot but in winter, he prefers the cold. John has been a meteorologist at WDAY since May 1985.