Drought Monitor Weekly: Warm, Dry Out West, Cool, Wet Down South Jun 11, 2021

🕔Jun 11, 2021
Summary Warm and dry conditions dominated the West while the southern Plains and South recorded the most precipitation for the week as well as cooler than normal temperatures. Temperatures were […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Southeast, Southwest Remain Dry Jun 4, 2021

🕔Jun 4, 2021
Summary Precipitation this past week was most active in the southern Plains and the Mid-Atlantic into the Northeast, helping to ease and improve drought in those regions. Some precipitation also […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread, Heavy Rains Miss Upper Midwest May 21, 2021

🕔May 21, 2021
Summary Troughing over the western CONUS and ridging over the East resulted in strong southerly flow over the Southern and Central Plains, leading to widespread heavy rainfall (0.5 to 3 […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Conditions Out West Continue to Deteriorate May 14, 2021

🕔May 14, 2021
Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week saw deterioration in drought-related conditions on the map across areas of the West, including California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Montana. Moving into dry […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Large Pockets of Severe Weather May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week saw an active weather pattern with severe weather observed across portions of the central and southern Plains, Texas, mid-South, Midwest, and the Northeast. […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Hit Parts of West, Drench Gulf Coast Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
Summary Several upper-level troughs and closed lows moved in the westerly jet stream flow across the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. They dragged surface fronts […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Cold and Dry Except for Southeast Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
Summary The upper-level circulation over the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week consisted of a ridge over the West Coast and trough over the north central […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains Hit Central, Eastern U.S. Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
Summary Last week’s storm system brought heavy rain and thunderstorms to much of the central and eastern U.S., bringing drought condition improvements to parts of the Midwest and eastern Plains. […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: General Deterioration Despite Some Heavy Rains Apr 9, 2021

🕔Apr 9, 2021
Summary A cold front moving across the eastern half of the country last week brought showers and thunderstorms and left record-breaking cold temperatures in its wake. Meanwhile, dry conditions and […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Precipitation Across Midsouth Apr 2, 2021

🕔Apr 2, 2021
Summary Multiple low pressure systems resulted in widespread precipitation (0.5 to 3 inches, or more) from the Mississippi Valley to the East Coast during late March. Heavy to excessive rainfall […]

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