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 […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains for Southeast, West Coast

🕔Dec 20, 2018Summary This week, another strong storm system crossed the southern continental United States, delivering moderate to heavy precipitation from parts of Texas and Oklahoma east and northeastward through the Ohio […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Wet for Southeast, Southwest

🕔Dec 14, 2018Summary Over the past week, moderate to heavy precipitation fell over much of the southern tier of the United States. The highest amounts occurred from eastern Texas through the Carolinas, […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Storms Drench Most of Country

🕔Dec 7, 2018Summary During the U.S. Drought Monitor week ending on December 4, 2018, a powerful storm system impacted much of the continental United States. The storm delivered heavy rain and mountain […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Southern Plains Continue to Dry Out

🕔Nov 29, 2018Summary A series of upper-level weather systems, and their associated surface lows and fronts, moved across the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. They brought beneficial […]

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, […]

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