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 […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Dry in Far West, Southern Atlantic

🕔May 2, 2019Summary An active weather pattern maintained historically low drought coverage across the contiguous United States, with only a few areas currently experiencing dryness (D0) or moderate to severe drought (D1 […]

Drought Weekly: U.S. Drought is Missing. Lowest Count in 20 Years

🕔Apr 25, 2019Summary With near- to record wetness in many parts of the country this winter and in 2018, the April 16 USDM had the lowest percent of area in drought (D1-D4) […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Wet, Southwest Stays Dry

🕔Apr 18, 2019Summary Two rapidly-moving strong storm systems, one “bombing out” in the central Plains during mid-week while a second storm intensified over the middle Mississippi Valley during the weekend, brought severe […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: General Improvements for South, Northwest

🕔Apr 12, 2019Summary After a dry March, a series of storms brought much needed precipitation to the Pacific Northwest, staving off further degradations in Washington and resulting in local flooding and broad […]

NOAA Drought Monitor Weekly: Midwest Floods Continue; Dryness in South

🕔Apr 4, 2019Summary Large portions of the continental United States remained free of drought or abnormal dryness this week. The Northeast was completely free of drought or abnormal dryness, as was the […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Midwest Flooding, Elsewhere Mostly Dry

🕔Mar 29, 2019Summary Dryness and drought intensified across parts of the South, while the overall trend toward drought recovery continued in the Four Corners region. Elsewhere, dryness concerns increased in the Northwest […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: CA Drought Free for 1st Time Since 2011

🕔Mar 22, 2019Summary A historic major winter storm impacted much of the country this past week with blizzard conditions, category-2 hurricane-force winds, heavy rain, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flooding. Funnel clouds and tornadoes […]

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