October 1, 2014
Beneficial rain over the past few weeks has seriously eased the Heartland's drought.
The most recent drought update from late October depicted eastern Nebraska and western Iowa either abnormally dry or else no longer even in a drought situation.
Officially there is still a small bulls eye in north central Iowa and a region is southwest Nebraska that are considered in an extreme drought. But, by and large, most locales have seen some big improvements in the drought.
Omaha is still actually running a slight rainfall deficit of roughly 0.45". However with soaking rains anticipated for Tuesday, the deficit will be a thing of the past.
One forecast model shows one to two inches of rain around the Omaha metro.