30 Percent

Certainly there are areas in eastern North Dakota that could use some rainfall, but generally speaking although a bit dry in spots, most of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota is doing fairly well.  Plus, some parts of the northern Red River Valley is actually too wet at the moment.  But in western North Dakota the situation reverses quickly.  With only a few exceptions western North Dakota into eastern Montana has been dry, exceptionally dry for some.  Western North Dakota is a dryer climate to begin with, but when you have a three month stretch with only 30% of normal precipitation the situation became critical quickly.

Daryl Ritchison