It’s not too hard to see why the drought has been eliminated over the Ozarks as seen on the latest Drought Monitor update. Just compare the drought map to the rainfall accumulation over the past thirty days. The rain belt matches the non-drought belt pretty well!
The weather pattern has changed since that wet period ended. We have gone the longest number of days without rain in Springfield (10 days as of today, Thursday, 8/22) since back in late June with more dry days in the forecast!