Measurement of Rain in Storm Lake this Morning

As of 10 am, there were three-quarters of an inch (0.75) measured outside the Storm Lake Radio Stations. Showers are expected to continue throughout Saturday.

Buena Vista County is in Moderate Drought according to IA Drought Monitor. Moderate Drought refers to a high fire risk and some water shortage. No part of the state is experiencing Exceptional Drought (which is the worst category).

Surrounding counties of Cherokee, Ida, Sac, and Calhoun are all in Moderate Drought. Palo Alto and Clay counties are mostly in Moderate Drought with some parts abnormally dry. However, the counties of Woodbury and Monona are experiencing Severe Drought with even parts of Extreme Drought.