An odd week for the drought index, but drought is worsening

Interesting how the extreme drought decreased this week over southwest Ohio in the US Drought Monitor despite the lack of rain.  I can only take these indices so seriously.  Suffice to say it’s very dry and getting drier.  Moderate and severe drought coverage expanded slightly this week.  Areas which got rain a couple weeks ago are getting quite dry again.  The Palmer Drought Index has more accurately depicted drought this year across the area.