Conditions much better than last year, soil still wet

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – Conditions have been close to ideal this spring for snow melt, but the ground is still wet.

Laura Edwards, State Climatologist, said that stems from the ground never drying out last year.

She said that conditions are still much, much better compared to a year ago.

The southern part of the state is also drying out, but planting could still be a challenge.