More than half of Indiana is experiencing abnormally dry soil conditions and parts of 22 southern Indiana counties are experiencing moderate or severe drought.
But Ken Scheeringa, Indiana’s associate state climatologist, says the situation isn’t as bad as it could be.
“The timing is everything. Summer time is not good. Fall is not so bad,” says Scheeringa.
Summer drought conditions affect crop production, but since harvest has wrapped up, Scheeringa says the impacts of a fall drought are limited.