Drought conditions may improve

Local snowstorms have dumped inches throughout Sweetwater County during the past few months, but the area is still considered abnormally dry according to a report from the U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday.

Despite that classification, drought conditions in southern Wyoming could improve.

Abnormally dry is the lowest drought rating listed on the drought monitor, which uses a five-point scale ending with “exceptional drought.” According to the National Weather Service’s drought information page, areas that are abnormally dry are considered to be going into a more severe drought or...


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