Drought Monitor Weekly: Generally Hot – Hit or Miss Showers

🕔Jul 19, 2018Summary Over the last week, relatively warm weather was common over much of the country, particularly in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon, and California. Widespread rainfall fell over parts […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Summer Showers Along Gulf, Plains; West Still Dry

🕔Jul 13, 2018Summary An active summer pattern continued over the central and northern Plains and into the upper Midwest, with several areas seeing well above normal precipitation associated with thunderstorms. Along the […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: South, Southeast Get Rains, Mostly Dry Elsewhere

🕔Jul 6, 2018Southeast Moderate to heavy rain (one to several inches) made a patchy pattern across the Southeast, typical of summer thunderstorms. Heavy rain was most widespread across Florida while most areas […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Hit Plains, Texas Gulf Coast; Elsewhere Mostly Dry

🕔Jun 29, 2018Summary A couple strong upper-level low pressure systems, moving in the jet stream flow, slowly crossed the northern half of the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Active Rain Patterns, Hot Temperatures

🕔Jun 21, 2018Summary An active weather pattern brought rain to areas of the northern Rocky Mountains, northern Plains, Upper Midwest and Southwest and along the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida. The […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Scattered Showers – Hit or Miss Across Central U.S.

🕔Jun 15, 2018Summary Over the last week, dry conditions continued in the Desert Southwest and in parts of the Central Rockies, leading to drought persistence and degradation in these areas. Farther east […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Hot and Dry, Alberto Brings Some Rains

🕔May 31, 2018Summary Hot weather (daytime high temperatures in the 90’s) stretched from Arizona eastward to Louisiana early in the drought week, before spreading rapidly northward over the Great Plains and much […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Relief Hits Plains; Hot and Dry for Southwest, Midsouth

🕔May 24, 2018Summary The active weather pattern persisted across most of the nation, though unfavorably dry, hot weather lingered over parts of the South and Southwest. During the 7-day period ending Tuesday […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Localized Heavy Rains from Plains to East Coast

🕔May 17, 2018Summary During the 7-day period ending Tuesday morning, areas of locally heavy rain provided drought relief from the Plains to the East Coast, though much of the Southeast was dry. […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Record-Breaking Heat and Variable Rains

🕔May 11, 2018Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw scattered showers and thunderstorms across portions of the South, southern and central Plains, Midwest, and Northeast. This week’s storm activity led to targeted […]

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