CHART: Dry, hot weather in Columbia

September 4, 2012 | 6:25 p.m. CDT
This summer’s drought has been a substantial hit to the agriculture industry across the Midwest, including in mid-Missouri. Not only is precipitation down nearly 70 percent in the summer months compared with 2008, the number of days at or above 90 degrees in those same months has more than quadrupled. The National Weather Service’s latest assessment indicates the drought will persist or worsen through November.

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