Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains Hit Gulf Coast, Elsewhere Mostly Dry Mar 18, 2022

    🕔Mar 18, 2022
    Summary High pressure dominated across much of the central U.S. this week, bringing much below-normal temperatures (more than 10°F below-normal) to the Eastern Rockies, Great Plains, and parts of the […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Southern Plains, South Continue to Dry Out Mar 10, 2022

    🕔Mar 10, 2022
    Summary Several storm systems from the northern Rocky Mountains to the Midwest brought with them rain, snow, and even some severe weather this past week. Temperatures for the week were […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Gradual Expansion Across Western Half of U.S. Mar 4, 2022

    🕔Mar 4, 2022
    Summary The drought-monitoring period, which began on the morning of February 22 and ended early March 1, featured some wild temperature swings, along with a band of heavy precipitation stretching […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Locally Heavy Rains, Still a Lot of Dry Areas Feb 25, 2022

    🕔Feb 25, 2022
    Summary A low pressure system developed across the southern Great Plains by February 17 and rapidly tracked northeastward to the Ohio Valley and Northeast a day later. To the northwest […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Little to No Precipitation Feb 18, 2022

    🕔Feb 18, 2022
    Summary A broad area of surface high pressure resulted in little to no precipitation throughout the contiguous U.S. from February 8 to 14. During this 7-day period, the most significant […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Winter Storm Brings Relief to 17 States; West Remains Dry Feb 11, 2022

    🕔Feb 11, 2022
    Summary A powerful winter storm last week, stretching from New Mexico to Maine, helped improve drought conditions in 17 states in its path. Meanwhile, another week of dry weather in […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Dry with Some Notable Exceptions Feb 4, 2022

    🕔Feb 4, 2022
    Summary With a few notable exceptions, the past week was mostly dry in the contiguous U.S. Heavy rain fell in southeast Texas this week, where large parts of ongoing drought […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Storms Bring Moisture to Southeast, Elsewhere Mostly Dry Jan 28, 2022

    🕔Jan 28, 2022
    Summary As the drought-monitoring period began on January 18, a moisture-laden storm had just cleared the Atlantic Coast States. A few days later, another system delivered a variety of weather, […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Winter Storms in the East, Little Precipitation West of Missouri River Jan 20, 2022

    🕔Jan 20, 2022
    Summary A winter storm impacted areas from the northern Plains, to the Midwest, into the Southeast and then up the east coast during the period. For many areas, this was […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Generally Widespread Improvements Jan 15, 2022

    🕔Jan 15, 2022
    Summary Heavy precipitation pelted the northern half of the West Coast again this week. The largest amounts were reported in westernmost Washington and adjacent Oregon, where 6 to 10 inches […]


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