An agricultural meteorologist says the intensity of this year's drought has surpassed the last major drought the Midwest experienced in 1988 and it's starting to rival far worse droughts dating back to the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s.
DTN's Bryce Anderson says the scope of the last big drought wasn't as extensive as what the region is seeing now.
Anderson says there's very little rain in the forecast for the next seven days, but temperatures will back down slightly with daytime highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s.
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