The current soil moisture percentile is less than 10% for parts of the Great Plains and Midwest — @DroughtDenise

Soils freeze amid the cold winter temperatures, and dry conditions allow soils to freeze to greater depths.

The amount of topsoil moisture rated short to very short is highest in #Nebraska and #SouthDakota at 89% and 88%. The value for the contiguous US is 50%, which is considerably higher than the previous 7 years. This is the last USDA issuance of moisture values for 2022.

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