The latest soil moisture numbers from NASS show just how dry it is for much of the Northwest.

According to figures from the week ending May 30th, 45% of Washington’s topsoil moisture is short, while 35% is very short. Only 19% is considered adequate for this time of year. In Oregon, 26% of the topsoil moisture short, while 54% is very short. 20% is adequate for the end of May. In Idaho, 53% of the topsoil moisture is adequate, while 36% is short, and another 11% is very short

When it comes to subsoil moisture, in Washington, 36% is short, and 31% is very short. In Oregon, 23% of subsoil moisture is short, while 57% is very short. In Idaho, 51% is adequate, while 36% is short, and 13% is very short.

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