Drought Monitor Weekly: Mixed Reductions, Expansions Oct 16, 2021

🕔Oct 16, 2021
Summary A long wave trough resulted in seasonal to below-normal temperatures across the western third of the contiguous U.S. (CONUS). A ridge of high pressure dominated the eastern two-thirds of […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Slow Moving Storms Bring Relief to Plains Oct 9, 2021

🕔Oct 9, 2021
Summary Several storm systems impacted various regions of the country this week as the transition to autumn continues. Temperatures through the Midwest and northern Plains remained unseasonal with departures of […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Dry Out West, Needed Rains Hit Midwest Oct 2, 2021

🕔Oct 2, 2021
Summary Warm and dry conditions dominated much of the western half of the United States while some needed rain fell on portions of the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and into the Northeast. […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Hurricane Nicholas Dumps Heavy Showers Across the South Sep 25, 2021

🕔Sep 25, 2021
Summary For much of the drought-monitoring period, the remnants of Hurricane Nicholas continued to produce heavy showers across the South. Toward the end of the period, residual tropical moisture was […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Good Harvest Weather, Some Wet Spots Sep 17, 2021

🕔Sep 17, 2021
Summary Open weather across much of the country favored summer crop maturation and fieldwork, including harvest efforts and winter wheat planting. By September 12, more than one-third (37 percent) of […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Improvements Across Midwest, Plains Sep 4, 2021

🕔Sep 4, 2021
Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week saw widespread improvements across areas of the Midwest and eastern portions of the Central and Northern Plains states in response to beneficial rainfall. […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: West Remains Dry, Minnesota River Levels Near 1988 Lows Aug 21, 2021

🕔Aug 21, 2021
Summary Monsoonal moisture, and associated heavy rainfall, returned to Arizona and New Mexico after a brief hiatus last week, leading to widespread improvements in drought conditions, as well as some […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Significant Rainfall Mostly Evades Dry Areas Aug 13, 2021

🕔Aug 13, 2021
Summary Monsoonal moisture was squelched this week, in contrast to the heavy rainfall that had been pelting the southern Rockies and – to a lesser extent – much of the […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Monsoonal Activity Benefits Southwest Aug 6, 2021

🕔Aug 6, 2021
Summary Abundant monsoonal precipitation again spread from the Southwest as far as eastern Nevada, southern Idaho, southern and western Wyoming, and western Colorado. Totals exceeding an inch were common, and […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Plains, Midwest Remain Dry Jul 29, 2021

🕔Jul 29, 2021
Summary A robust Southwestern monsoon circulation delivered drought-easing rainfall but sparked localized flash flooding across large sections of the Four Corners States, as well as the southern Great Basin, but […]

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