CENTRAL COAST Calif. – Farmers are concerned for their crops as dry conditions has worsen throughout the Central Coast.
Earlier this year, it started off a major storm. Ever since, farmers have not seen much rainfall.
According to the National Weather Service, the 'extreme drought' conditions has expanded throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County.
The entire state has seen an increase of a drought. The NWS said "the cumulative percent area of extreme to exceptional drought across CA increased from 74.46% to 85.20% this past week."
The latest Drought Monitor expands the area of extreme drought to across all of SBA and SLO Counties. The cumulative percent area of extreme to exceptional drought across CA increased from 74.46% to 85.20% this past week. #CAwx #cadrought https://t.co/RsYqIcxcm7 pic.twitter.com/wThaK5puKF— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) June 10, 2021
The National Weather Service said next week, there will be a peak heat for most of southwest California. This includes the Central Coast.
To view a full map of drought conditions, click here.