Dry conditions continue for much of the Pacific Northwest.  But for one state, soil moisture conditions have returned close to normal.


According to the latest USDA numbers, 34% of Washington is considered abnormally dry for this time of year.  That is a dramatic improvement from three months ago when the entire state was at least abnormally dry, with many areas facing some kind of drought designation.


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Unfortunately, Oregon continues to struggle in the soil moisture category.  Roughly 83% of the state is considered abnormally dry for this time of year, with 39% of Oregon under a Severe Drought, or D-2, designation.  On top of that, nearly 15% of the state is under an Exceptional or Extreme Drought.


The driest conditions continue to be found in central Oregon. 


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In Idaho, 97% of the state is abnormally dry, with 68% of the state under a Moderate Drought, and 12% under a Severe Drought designation.


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