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Drought Monitor: Needed Rains Hit Northern Plains

Drought Monitor: Needed Rains Hit Northern Plains

👤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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Drought Monitor: Irma Hammers Southeast, Little Moisture Elsewhere

Drought Monitor: Irma Hammers Southeast, Little Moisture Elsewhere

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Richard Tinker, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Sep 14, 2017

Summary While Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida and (to a lesser extent) other parts of the Southeast, most other parts of the contiguous 48 states caught little if any precipitation, save for scattered moderate to isolated heavy precipitation in parts of

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Drought Monitor: Record Breaking Weather Extremes – Floods in the South, Heat, Dryness in Northwest

Drought Monitor: Record Breaking Weather Extremes – Floods in the South, Heat, Dryness in Northwest

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Deborah Bathke, National Drought Mitigation Center 🕔Sep 7, 2017

Summary This past week saw too much rainfall and historic flooding along the Gulf Coast as a result of Hurricane Harvey. After dumping record-breaking rainfall on the Texas coast, the remnants of Harvey tracked to the northeast, bringing excess rainfall

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Drought Monitor: Houston Gets 50 Inches in 5 Days; Northwest Remains Dry

Drought Monitor: Houston Gets 50 Inches in 5 Days; Northwest Remains Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Chris Fenimore, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI 🕔Aug 31, 2017

Summary Precipitation during this USDM week (August 23-29, 2017) was above normal for some of the country’s midsection, the Northern Plains to Upper Midwest, southwestern Florida, parts of New Mexico and much of Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Harvey made landfall

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Drought Monitor: Midwest Receives Above Normal Rains; Drought Persists in Plains

Drought Monitor: Midwest Receives Above Normal Rains; Drought Persists in Plains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Chris Fenimore, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI 🕔Aug 24, 2017

Summary Precipitation was above normal across much of the nation’s mid-section and below normal in portions of the Deep South, Southeast, Ohio Valley and much of the West. The heaviest rainfall was in southern Minnesota, western Iowa, eastern Nebraska, western

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Drought Monitor: Cooler Temps Offer Relief, Bring Widespread Rains

Drought Monitor: Cooler Temps Offer Relief, Bring Widespread Rains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Jessica Blunden, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Summary Temperatures were cooler than average for much of the contiguous U.S. this week, including 4-8 degrees F below average across a large part of the Plains and Midwest this past week. Only Washington and Oregon saw temperatures more than

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Drought Monitor: Torrential Rains Hammer Gulf Coast, Midsouth; Limited Relief for Plains

Drought Monitor: Torrential Rains Hammer Gulf Coast, Midsouth; Limited Relief for Plains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Deborah Bathke, National Drought Mitigation Center 🕔Aug 10, 2017

Summary This week was marked by torrential rains and flooding in cities such as New Orleans, Houston, Kansas City, and Las Vegas. Heavy rainfall over the Gulf Coast and into the Mid-South kept drought conditions at bay while scattered showers

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Drought Monitor: Rains Bring Some Relief to Plains, Still Dry

Drought Monitor: Rains Bring Some Relief to Plains, Still Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Deborah Bathke, National Drought Mitigation Center 🕔Aug 3, 2017

Summary Rain fell in much of the country last week with the greatest amounts occurring in a band that extended from the Southwest to the Great Plains and across much of the eastern half of the country. Rainfall bypassed the

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Drought Monitor: High Temperatures Reign, Dryness Expands

Drought Monitor: High Temperatures Reign, Dryness Expands

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Richard Heim, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Jul 27, 2017

Summary An upper-level ridge of high pressure maintained its grip across the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. The ridge kept temperatures warmer than normal from coast to coast, with the highest temperature departures from the

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Drought Monitor: Extreme Heat, Dryness Continue to Ravage Northern Plains

Drought Monitor: Extreme Heat, Dryness Continue to Ravage Northern Plains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Richard Heim, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Jul 20, 2017

Summary An upper-level ridge of high pressure dominated the western contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. The ridge inhibited precipitation and kept temperatures warmer than normal across much of the West. Weekly mean temperatures were as

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