Drought Monitor Weekly: Broken, Highly-Variable Rains

🕔Jul 12, 2019Summary A broken, highly-variable rainfall pattern predominated across the Country. Most areas where conditions are often dry during the summer followed this pattern, with little or no precipitation falling across […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Dry Areas Get a Mixed Bag for Rains

🕔Jul 5, 2019Summary It was a mixed picture for the dry areas across the country. Widespread rainfall totals exceeding 2 inches fell from northeast Montana to north-central North Dakota, with a swath […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Wet Conditions Continue

🕔Jun 27, 2019Summary Multiple cold fronts progressed across the central and eastern U.S. during mid to late June with widespread showers and thundershowers from the Great Plains east to the East Coast. […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Fronts Bring Locally Heavy Rains

🕔Jun 21, 2019Summary A stationary front was a focus for frequent showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall from eastern South Carolina south to the Big Bend of Florida from June 11 […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: 2019 Had 2nd Wettest May on Record

🕔Jun 14, 2019Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw highly beneficial rainfall activity across drought-stricken areas of the Southeast. Across this region, locally heavy rainfall accumulations (ranging from 2 to 8+ inches) […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Southeast Dries Out, More Flooding in Midwest

🕔Jun 7, 2019Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw further deterioration in drought-related conditions across portions of the Southeast and lower Mid-Atlantic where persistent hot and dry weather stressed dryland crops, depleted […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Southeast Dry, Hot; More Rains for Plains, Midwest

🕔May 30, 2019Summary During this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week, a strong high pressure ridge was anchored over the southeastern contiguous U.S. (CONUS) while an upper-level trough dominated the West. This pattern […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Southeast Dry; More Rains, Floods Elsewhere

🕔May 24, 2019Summary A series of Pacific upper-level weather systems, and their associated surface lows and fronts, moved across the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. These systems […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Rains Across the South

🕔May 16, 2019Summary Widespread precipitation this week led mostly to improvements in moderate drought and abnormally dry regions across the Southeast and South, and in the Rocky Mountains in southern Colorado and […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Precipitation Continues

🕔May 9, 2019Summary A large portion of the lower 48 states remains free of drought or abnormal dryness this week, including the entire Northeast and Midwest regions. Moderate drought coverage shifted in […]

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