Drought Monitor Weekly: Some Wet Spots but Mostly Dry

🕔Aug 16, 2018Southeast Showers and thunderstorms, triggered by fronts or afternoon convection, left a patchwork of above-normal and below-normal precipitation across the Southeast. A few areas of abnormal dryness dotted the region. […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Hit Southeast, Nationwide Dryness Expands

🕔Aug 9, 2018Southeast Most areas south and east of northwestern Alabama reported at least an inch of rainfall, with totals exceeding two inches in a broken pattern from eastern Alabama through the […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Hit East Coast, Central Plains; Texas Still Dry

🕔Aug 2, 2018Summary Early in the drought week, moderate precipitation fell along the East Coast with the heaviest rains falling in the eastern Carolinas and central Pennsylvania. Much-needed rains fell in a […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Triple-Digit Temps Scorch Texas, Oklahoma

🕔Jul 27, 2018Summary During the period covering July 17-24, precipitation fell across a vast majority of the East, the heaviest of which flooded parts of Maryland, including the Washington D.C. area. Heavy […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Generally Hot – Hit or Miss Showers

🕔Jul 19, 2018Summary Over the last week, relatively warm weather was common over much of the country, particularly in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon, and California. Widespread rainfall fell over parts […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Summer Showers Along Gulf, Plains; West Still Dry

🕔Jul 13, 2018Summary An active summer pattern continued over the central and northern Plains and into the upper Midwest, with several areas seeing well above normal precipitation associated with thunderstorms. Along the […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: South, Southeast Get Rains, Mostly Dry Elsewhere

🕔Jul 6, 2018Southeast Moderate to heavy rain (one to several inches) made a patchy pattern across the Southeast, typical of summer thunderstorms. Heavy rain was most widespread across Florida while most areas […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Hit Plains, Texas Gulf Coast; Elsewhere Mostly Dry

🕔Jun 29, 2018Summary A couple strong upper-level low pressure systems, moving in the jet stream flow, slowly crossed the northern half of the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Active Rain Patterns, Hot Temperatures

🕔Jun 21, 2018Summary An active weather pattern brought rain to areas of the northern Rocky Mountains, northern Plains, Upper Midwest and Southwest and along the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida. The […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Scattered Showers – Hit or Miss Across Central U.S.

🕔Jun 15, 2018Summary Over the last week, dry conditions continued in the Desert Southwest and in parts of the Central Rockies, leading to drought persistence and degradation in these areas. Farther east […]

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