Drought Monitor Weekly: West Coast Stays Dry; Wet Along East East, Gulf Coasts

🕔Nov 23, 2018Summary The upper-level circulation during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week consisted of a trough over the eastern contiguous U.S. (CONUS) and a ridge over the west coast. The trough, […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Most Deadly Wildfire in California’s History

🕔Nov 15, 2018Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw improvements on the map across parts of the Southeast, Northeast, Northern Plains, the Rockies, and Desert Southwest. In the mountains of drought-stricken areas […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Southwest Improves, Northern California Worsens

🕔Nov 8, 2018Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw improvements on the map across portions of the Pacific Northwest as well as in the northern and central Rockies where scattered rain and […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Virtually No Degradation Except for Florida

🕔Nov 1, 2018Summary The U.S. Drought Monitor week ending on October 30, 2018 was marked by several weather events. The first, Hurricane Willa, made landfall as a category 3 storm on Mexico’s […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Quiet Outside of Midsouth

🕔Oct 25, 2018Summary Outside of additional heavy rain across the southcentral United States, conditions were generally quiet across the Nation. The break from the recent active weather pattern led to a quiet […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains from Michael and Sergio

🕔Oct 18, 2018Summary A wet weather pattern persisted across most of the nation, as the active Atlantic and Eastern North Pacific Hurricane Seasons continued. Hurricane Michael rapidly intensified just prior to slamming […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Inundate Plains, Midwest

🕔Oct 11, 2018Southeast Dry weather prevailed regionwide. Outside a swath in the North Carolina mountains, rainfall was isolated and totaled a few tenths of an inch at best. The dry (and unusually […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains in Tennessee Valley; Moisture Moves into Southwest

🕔Oct 4, 2018Summary Multiple cold fronts, associated with an amplified upper-level trough, resulted in heavy rainfall across the eastern third of the continental U.S. during the final week of September. A widespread […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Wet, Southeast and West Stay Dry

🕔Sep 27, 2018Summary The combination of energetics from northern Mexico lifting toward the Southern Rockies/Great Plains and enhanced moisture from the remains of a tropical depression led to heavy precipitation events across […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Tropical Activity Mostly Misses Heavy Drought Areas

🕔Sep 20, 2018Summary Three tropical systems drenched three separate drought areas this past week, with Hurricane Florence affecting the Carolinas with record rainfall, a low pressure system in the western Gulf of […]

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