Drought Monitor Weekly: A Week for Extremes – Snow, Fire, and Rain

🕔Apr 20, 2018Summary A powerful spring storm emerged from the West and brought extreme conditions to several regions. For example, historic, late-season snow blanketed portions of the northern Plains, upper Midwest, and […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Hit Most Areas, Except Southwest

🕔Apr 12, 2018Summary A series of storms systems with varying amounts of precipitation swept across most of the lower 48 States this week, including the Far West which was mostly dry last […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains Hit Midsouth, Southern Plains; Mostly Dry Elsewhere

🕔Apr 5, 2018Summary With a blocking ridge of high pressure anchored over the Southwest, a series of cold fronts tracked across the eastern two-thirds of the Nation. The fronts, however, slowed their […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Hit Midwest, Southeast; Southwest, Plains Still Mostly Dry

🕔Mar 22, 2018Summary Moderate precipitation fell in a wide swath covering an area from Kansas and Nebraska, eastward into parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Additionally, moderate precipitation fell in the […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Hit Southeast, California; Plains Still Dry

🕔Mar 15, 2018Summary Generally moderate precipitation (up to 3 inches) fell on most of the Southeast, Lower Mississippi Valley, portions of the California and Oregon Coasts, and the higher elevations of northern […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Manage to Miss Dry Areas

🕔Mar 8, 2018Summary Moderate to heavy precipitation evaded most areas of dryness and drought this week, falling on the lower Northeast, a swath from northeastern Texas eastward through the upper Southeast and […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Record Breaking Rains, Temperature Extremes

🕔Mar 2, 2018Summary This past week was marked by heavy rain across the mid-South and lower Midwest. The excessive rain broke daily precipitation records, caused flooding in many locations, and led to […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Prevail for Most of the Country

🕔Feb 22, 2018Summary During the past week, large precipitation events affected the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, southern Plains, Midwest, Ohio Valley, Tennessee River Valley, and mid-Atlantic, alleviating drought conditions or preventing further degradations […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Drench Eastern Regions, Southern Plains Drying Out

🕔Feb 16, 2018Summary During the 7-day period (ending Tuesday morning), heavy to excessive rainfall eased or eliminated dryness and drought across much of the eastern, southeastern, and southcentral U.S. Conversely, drought intensified […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Southern Plains Stay Dry, Improvements for Southeast

🕔Feb 9, 2018Summary During the 7-day period (ending Tuesday morning), near- to above-normal precipitation was observed from the interior Southeast into New England, while dryness intensified across the southern half of the […]



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