Although Mankato and several areas of Blue Earth and Nicolett Counties got rain when thunderstorms moved through overnight and into Friday morning, it isn't enough.
KTOE Radio measured 1/4 inch of rain on the east side of Mankato overnight, listeners in North Mankato and Upper North Mankato report from 1/2 inch to a full inch of rain. More thunderstorms popped up in central Blue Earth County.
But, officials say, it's not enough. Severe drought conditions are reported in parts of southern Minnesota, as well as dry conditions in the northwestern part of the state.
Our topsoil is about 60-percent adequate for growing crops, down from last week.