Last month was the driest August that Omaha's seen in more than 100 years. The National Weather Service says Eppley Airfield saw less than a half inch of rain last month. The Weather Service says Omaha usually averages nearly four inches of rain in August.
UPDATE 9/4: A part of Eastern Nebraska is now in extreme drought. This week's National Drought Monitor Map shows the driest conditions in parts of Douglas, Washington, and Burt counties. It includes Omaha and Council Bluffs. Rainfall deficits are more than 11 inches for the year in the metro area. More than 80 percent of the state of Nebraska is now at least abnormally dry.