|South-central U.S. drought conditions have improved somewhat in the past 4 weeks, especially over east TX, the Gulf Coast, and middle and eastern TN. OK and AR have gotten much worse.|
|Much of middle and eastern TN is no longer in a drought state, though extreme west TN has gotten worse. Shelby and Tipton County are now in an extreme drought.|
|North MS is also extremely dry, with little change in the past months, while a minor drought over southern MS ended in the past month.|
|The state of AR is in dire straits with over 50% of the state under "exceptional drought" conditions.|
|It takes a while to end drought conditions. Above is the amount of precipitation required from August-October to end the current drought. Not sure we'll see 20" of rain in 3 months, especially given the outlook below!|
|With expectations for "near normal" precipitation in the Mid-South from August-October, it appears drought conditions will continue into autumn. Average precipitation for Memphis for these 3 months is 10".|
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