Drought Monitor Weekly: Some Heavy Rains, Lots of Dry Spots Jan 24, 2020

🕔Jan 24, 2020
Summary Pacific weather systems migrated across the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) in a fairly westerly jet stream flow during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. East of the Rockies, they tapped […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Precipitation in the East Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
Summary Warmer than normal temperatures were common this week over the eastern half of the continental U.S., while temperatures were primarily near normal over the western half, with a few […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Generally Wet Week Jan 10, 2020

🕔Jan 10, 2020
Summary Over the past week, primarily light to moderate precipitation fell from east Texas northeast through New England. Heavier precipitation amounts of 2 to 6 inches were embedded within the […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains in the Southwest Jan 2, 2020

🕔Jan 2, 2020
Summary An area of upper-level low pressure entered southern California by December 26 and then progressed east across the Four Corners region. This upper-level low resulted in heavy rain and […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains for Southeast, Otherwise Mostly Dry Dec 26, 2019

🕔Dec 26, 2019
Summary A major pattern change occurred during mid-December as a strong area of upper-level low pressure developed over the northeast Pacific. Following a rather dry November, enhanced onshore flow resulted […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Rains; Southwest, Plains Mostly Dry Dec 19, 2019

🕔Dec 19, 2019
Summary A series of Pacific fronts brought welcome moisture to the Northwest (from northern California northward into Washington), but even with this precipitation, the Water Year to Date (WYTD; since […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Another Round of Storms; South Remains Dry Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
Summary The U.S. Drought Monitor week saw another round of winter storms, bringing snow to the mountainous areas of the West, northern Plains, upper Midwest, and Northeast while lower elevations […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: A Plethora of Winter Storms Dec 5, 2019

🕔Dec 5, 2019
Summary A tandem of winter storms impacted the country during the week, bringing cold temperatures, heavy snow, and strong winds to the mountainous areas of the west, northern Plains, upper […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Dry as Temps Recover Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019
Summary Following a harsh, early-season cold outbreak, which peaked from November 11-14 across the central and eastern United States, temperatures began to rebound. Although cool conditions lingered for several days […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Cold, Wet in the East, West Remains Dry Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019
Summary Much of the eastern half of the country saw widespread snow and rain combined with record-breaking cold during the Drought Monitor week ending Tuesday, November 12. The combination helped […]

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