Drought Monitor Weekly: Extreme Heat Intensifies ‘Flash Droughts’

🕔Sep 19, 2019Summary Rapidly intensifying “flash drought” — attributed in part to extreme late-summer heat — continued to afflict many areas from the lower Midwest and Mid-Atlantic States to the Gulf Coast. […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Hot and Dry but Some Wet Spots

🕔Sep 13, 2019Southeast With a weakened Hurricane Dorian lurking just off the Carolina coasts and tracking northeastward, a sharp gradient of precipitation amounts was produced. 10-15 inches of rain was dumped on […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains Hit Central Plains, Gulf Coast

🕔Aug 29, 2019Summary Summer thunderstorms brought heavy rainfall to the Central Plains into parts of the Northeast, with showers and thunderstorms also occurring across parts of the Northwest, Southern Rockies, and Central […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Extreme Heat, Dryness; Upper Midwest Cool

🕔Aug 22, 2019Summary The United States is in the thralls of summer, and with that can come heat, flash droughts, and occasional, if not frequent, thunderstorm activity. Several areas of the U.S. […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Overall Abnormal Dryness Spreads

🕔Aug 15, 2019Summary Rainfall this week was highly variable across the eastern two-thirds of the country, which is not unusual during summer. Heavy rain was common in the High Plains, and from […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Dry and Hot for Contiguous 48

🕔Aug 9, 2019Summary Heavy rain fell on large parts of Alaska this past week, bringing significant short-term relief, including an end to large fire development and expansion, at least for the time […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Rains with Some Big Dry Spots

🕔Aug 2, 2019Summary The far western United States was dry this week while monsoonal thunderstorms were scattered about parts of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. Widespread precipitation fell from northeast Colorado […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Rains, High Heat

🕔Jul 25, 2019Summary The remnants of Hurricane Barry drifted northward into the Ohio Valley, delivering widespread rainfall that mostly benefited summer crops but also sparked some flash flooding. Some of the heaviest […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Locally Heavy Rains; Lots of Dry Areas

🕔Jul 19, 2019Summary Hurricane Barry made landfall in southern Louisiana on July 13, delivering locally heavy showers and a modest storm surge but largely sparing crops and communities in the path of […]

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 […]

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