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Drought Monitor: Some Wet Areas, but Mostly Another Dry Week

Drought Monitor: Some Wet Areas, but Mostly Another Dry Week

πŸ‘€Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Richard Tinker, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Nov 22, 2017

Summary With a few exceptions, dry weather dominated the contiguous 48 states this past week, particularly in areas already experiencing dryness and drought. Heavy precipitation fell on the orographically-favored areas in the West (specifically, the Sierra Nevada, windward slopes of

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Drought Monitor: Mostly Dry Week Outside Northern West Coast

Drought Monitor: Mostly Dry Week Outside Northern West Coast

πŸ‘€Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Wed Editor, with Information from Richard Tinker, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Summary It was a dry week for the Nation as a whole. Widespread heavy precipitation was restricted to the central and northern West Coast from the Cascades and northern Sierra Nevada westward. A few patches near the coast recorded 6

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Drought Monitor: Pacific Storm System Brings Some Heavy Rains, but Lots of Dry Spots

Drought Monitor: Pacific Storm System Brings Some Heavy Rains, but Lots of Dry Spots

πŸ‘€Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information by David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Nov 9, 2017

Summary A vigorous Pacific storm system and a series of low pressure centers traversing along a semi-stationary front in the eastern half of the Nation brought moderate to heavy precipitation to portions of the Northwest, the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys

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Drought Monitor: Wet Weekend in the East, Little Moisture West of the Mississippi

Drought Monitor: Wet Weekend in the East, Little Moisture West of the Mississippi

πŸ‘€Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Nov 2, 2017

Summary A series of storm systems traversed from the Canadian Prairies southeastward across the eastern half of the Nation during the week, with a strong weekend storm tapping ample tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and

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Drought Monitor: Rains Soak Southern Plains, Northwest

Drought Monitor: Rains Soak Southern Plains, Northwest

πŸ‘€Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Eric Luebehusen, USDA 🕔Oct 26, 2017

Summary During the 7-day period (ending Tuesday morning), widespread moderate to heavy rain eased drought from eastern Texas and the southeastern Plains to the Great lakes and central Appalachians. Furthermore, a vigorous storm system brought much-needed rain and snow to

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Drought Monitor: Heavy Rains in the Midwest, Mostly Dry in South, Southeast

Drought Monitor: Heavy Rains in the Midwest, Mostly Dry in South, Southeast

πŸ‘€Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Jessica Blunden, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Oct 19, 2017

Summary As usual, there were winners and losers with respect to precipitation this week. Heavy rain fell across much of the Midwest, particularly notable in an area stretching from eastern Iowa northeastward to Michigan where upwards of 600% of typical

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Drought Monitor: Wet Week for Midwest, South Mostly Dry

Drought Monitor: Wet Week for Midwest, South Mostly Dry

πŸ‘€Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Anthony Artusa, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Summary At the beginning of the drought week, a cold front stretched from the Upper Mississippi Valley southwestward across the Central Plains and far southern Rockies. East and south of this front, daytime temperatures reached the 70’s and 80’s, with

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Drought Monitor: Multiple Cold Fronts Bring Decent Rains

Drought Monitor: Multiple Cold Fronts Bring Decent Rains

πŸ‘€Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Anthony Artusa, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Oct 5, 2017

Summary A cold front approached the Eastern Seaboard early in the drought week, which drove Tropical Storm Maria farther away from the mid-Atlantic coast, keeping substantial impacts to a minimum. About the same time, the western edge of this cold

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Drought Monitor: Rains Bring Relief to Northwest, Midwest

Drought Monitor: Rains Bring Relief to Northwest, Midwest

πŸ‘€Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Brad Rippey, U.S. Department of Agriculture 🕔Sep 28, 2017

Summary Relatively quiet weather prevailed for much of the drought-monitoring period. Record-setting warmth accompanied the tranquil weather across the Midwest and Northeast. However, very cool weather and locally significant precipitation affected the Northwest, including the Cascades and northern Rockies, boosting

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Drought Monitor: Needed Rains Hit Northern Plains

Drought Monitor: Needed Rains Hit Northern Plains

πŸ‘€Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Brad Rippey, USDA 🕔Sep 22, 2017

Summary Following Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Florida on September 10 and subsequent demise across the Southeast, generally dry weather dominated the country for a few days. However, the first two significant autumn storms of the season arrived across the northern

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