Rainy Day

Tuesday night rain cuts into yearly deficit

Significant rainfall Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning boosted August precipitation to 6.07 inches, which makes August the first-month precipitation in Trenton has been above average during any month since October 2017.  Overnight rainfall is also the most rainfall in any month since Trenton received 6.8 inches in October of 2017. The official rain total for Trenton, reported […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Parson announces state funding to assist Cameron and Caldwell County with water shortage

Governor Mike Parson on Friday continued his commitment to finding solutions to ease the impact of the drought by announcing that more than $77,000 in state funding will be awarded to assist the drought-stricken City of Cameron and Caldwell County Public Water Supply Number 2. As of August 20, the City of Cameron reservoirs were […]

Drought

Four additional counties in northern Missouri reach extreme drought status

The U. S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday indicates as many as 26 counties have been classified in D-3 or extreme drought.  That’s an expansion in parts of four more counties from last week’s drought map. Countywide extreme drought conditions exist for Grundy, Sullivan, Daviess, Caldwell, Livingston, and Linn from the Green Hills Region. Also […]

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Missouri crop progress and condition report for week of July 23, 2018

Temperatures last week averaged 79.2 degrees, 0.7 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.81 inches statewide, 0.03 inches above normal.  There were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 22, 2018. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 41 percent very short, 36 percent short, and 23 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 40 […]

MoDOT Road Work

MoDOT schedules changes in Cameron ramp closures due to equipment failure

Mechanical issues with one of the machines used in the resurfacing project through Cameron has altered the schedule of the ramp and access closures. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Herzog Contracting Corporation to complete the U.S. Route 36 resurfacing project which stretches from Grindstone Creek to just east of the Caldwell County […]

MoDOT road work and maintenance

Resurfacing project through Cameron continues; ramp closures planned

The resurfacing project through Cameron began this week and the one-day ramp and access closures have been pushed back from what was previously scheduled. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Herzog Contracting Corporation to complete the U.S. Route 36 resurfacing project which stretches from Grindstone Creek to just east of the Caldwell County […]

Extreme Drought header 2018

Northern Missouri drought escalates into extreme conditions

Warmer than normal temperatures dominated the region, with the Upper Midwest having the greatest departures with temperatures 4-6 degrees above normal. It was also a fairly dry week over the region with only spotty precipitation over portions of central Illinois into Indiana. Minnesota into northwest Iowa recorded the most precipitation during the week as the […]