Drought Monitor Weekly: Storms Bring Relief, Some Areas Remain Dry Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
Summary Storms continued to take aim at the Pacific Northwest this week, bringing multiple rounds of heavy rain along the coast and lower elevations, and snow to the mountains. Many […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Snows Provide Improvements Jan 8, 2021

🕔Jan 8, 2021
Summary Since the release of last week’s map, several storm systems impacted the Lower 48. The first spread snowfall across the Rockies and into the Plains and Midwest. The second […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Year Ends on Generally Wet Note Jan 1, 2021

🕔Jan 1, 2021
Summary Precipitation fell across much of the United States this week, with widespread moderate amounts (1-2 inches) falling on the eastern third of the CONUS, as a strong storm system […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Limited Relief for California Dec 24, 2020

🕔Dec 24, 2020
Summary Most of this week’s precipitation across the CONUS fell on portions of the Pacific Northwest, Southeast, and Northeast. Typical of La Nina conditions, the northward displacement of the storm […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Record Dryness Out West with Limited Relief Dec 18, 2020

🕔Dec 18, 2020
Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw some modest improvements in drought conditions across portions of the Southwest, southern Great Plains, South, lower Midwest, and portions of the Northeast. Drought-related […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Generally Widespread Precipitation Dec 4, 2020

🕔Dec 4, 2020
Summary A couple Pacific weather systems, in the form of shortwave troughs or closed lows, moved in the jet stream flow across the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Dry for the Plains Nov 20, 2020

🕔Nov 20, 2020
Summary Heavy precipitation – from 2 to locally near 8 inches – pelted the Carolinas, southern Appalachians, mid-Atlantic region, Pacific Northwest from the Cascades westward, higher elevations of the northern […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Generally Wet and Warm Nov 13, 2020

🕔Nov 13, 2020
Summary The heaviest precipitation fell on northwestern and southeastern parts of the country. The higher elevations of Washington and Oregon recorded 1.5 to locally 8.0 inches, with 2 to 4 […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Zeta Brought Wind, Rains, and Snow Nov 6, 2020

🕔Nov 6, 2020
Summary Hurricane Zeta made landfall near Cocodrie in southeastern Louisiana during the late afternoon on Wednesday, October 28, as a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds estimate at 110 mph. […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Cold Front Brings Snow to Plains Oct 30, 2020

🕔Oct 30, 2020
A blast of frigid Arctic air invaded the North Central States, producing weekly temperatures averaging 15 to 25 degrees F below normal in Montana, the Dakotas, Wyoming, Minnesota, Iowa, and […]

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