How Dry is Northeast Missouri?
(NEW LONDON)-- New numbers show Ralls County is the driest in Missouri over the last 12 months.
Between June of last year and June of this year, Ralls County got 15-point-seven fewer inches of precipitation than it usually does.
Clark and Lewis counties also have rainfall deficits topping 14 inches. Pike, Marion and Audrain counties were among 18 statewide that have deficits of more than 10 inches.
Northeast Missouri counties showing deficits of six to 10 inches were Scotland, Knox, Shelby and Monroe.
Only two of the 114 counties in the state got two to six inches more rainfall than usual. The numbers come from the University of Missouri Extension.