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Metro facing severe drought concerns

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Severe drought continues across the Kansas City area. With only five inches of snow this winter, the metro could be facing big issues this spring.

KCTV5 Meteorologist Tom Wachs has a closer look at how this could impact you.

The drought continues across the Midwest as we remain in desperate need of moisture. The latest drought report shows a large part of the Kansas City metro area in a moderate-to-severe drought, with western counties in an extreme drought. The area is still in need of about 20 inches of rain to escape the dry conditions.

With spring right around the corner, experts say that even though it is cold, people should start watering now.

"When you can get a hose out, do it," said Trevor Taylor, the manager of the Grass Pad in Olathe, KS. "If we have a day that's above 45 or 50 degrees, even if it's going to freeze that night, go ahead and water. Water the lawn, water the trees and shrubs."

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