Drought Monitor Weekly: Wettest Winter on Record, Storms Continue

🕔Mar 15, 2019Summary As spring nears, winter has kept its grip over much of the country. Temperatures were below average across the contiguous U.S, up to 25 degrees below normal for the […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Storm Across East, West; Midsouth Dry

🕔Mar 7, 2019Summary Bitterly cold conditions settled over central portions of the nation, while stormy weather prevailed over parts of the eastern and western U.S. The Southeastern rain afforded localized relief from […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Snow Blankets West; Flooding in the South

🕔Mar 1, 2019Summary A pair of late-winter storms blanketed large areas of the West with snow, easing drought; bolstering high-elevation snowpack; and further improving spring and summer runoff prospects. The first storm […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Lowland Flooding, Widespread Heavy Snows

🕔Feb 22, 2019Summary Powerful, late-winter storms crossed the country, delivering periods of heavy precipitation in much of the West; significant snow across the North; and additional rain in the Ohio Valley and […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: West Remains Wet; Southern Plains Dry

🕔Feb 15, 2019Southeast Dryness and drought only exist in southeastern Florida. Several tenths of an inch fell on northern sections of the dry area, and little or none fell on central and […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Pelt California, Mostly Dry Elsewhere

🕔Feb 7, 2019Summary Significant precipitation evaded most areas of dryness and drought this week, with one major exception. Heavy precipitation pelted much of California, particularly along the coast and in the higher […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Polar Vortex Blasts Midwest, East Remains Wet

🕔Jan 31, 2019Summary Colder than normal temperatures dominated most of the United States for the week, especially areas east of the continental divide. The eastern half of the country remained quite wet, […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Abundant Rain, Snow with Cold East, Warm West

🕔Jan 24, 2019Summary An active pattern has continued with general ridging over the West and a trough digging in through the central and eastern United States. During the past week, a strong […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Heavy Snows, Rain

🕔Jan 18, 2019Summary A mixture of rain and snow accompanied a low pressure system from the Great Lakes to New England during early January. An upper-level low and its associated surface low […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Generally Wet for Southeast, Southwest

🕔Jan 11, 2019Summary A strong upper-level low resulted in surface low development along the western Gulf Coast on January 3. This low pressure system then tracked northeast to the mid-Atlantic by January […]

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