(6:00PM Fri, Sept 23rd 2022) The latest NOAA drought monitor update valid September 20th, 2022 continues to show portions of Illinois experiencing abnormally dry (D0) to moderate drought (D1) conditions. With this update there has been improvement and reduction on areal coverage and severity of drought conditions across the state.
•Abnormally dry (D0) to moderate drought (D1) conditions continue across portions of the state.
•The most widespread and significant drought conditions continue to be across portions of Central Illinois.
The next drought monitor update will be on September 29th.