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Drought looks to be almost over

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It might be another week before the Drought-of-2012 leaves Wisconsin for good.

The U.S. Drought Monitor says the western half of Oneida County is still abnormally dry, along with small parts of adjacent Lincoln and Vilas counties. The dry conditions cover less than two-percent of the state's land area.

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Last September, almost all of Wisconsin was parched - and the far southern part of the state was in an extreme drought. A late winter and a lot of snow took care of that - and so did a steady parade of rain and thunderstorms throughout Wisconsin during the past few days. Stueben in Crawford County was drenched by almost five-inches of rain Wednesday and yesterday. More thunderstorms are in the forecast this afternoon and tonight, with a lesser chance of rain tomorrow.

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