Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Dry with a Few Exceptions Oct 16, 2020

🕔Oct 16, 2020
Summary A dry pattern continued this past week over large portions of the continental United States, with a few exceptions being areas impacted by Hurricane Delta or its remnants, parts […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Cool and Dry, Warmer in the West Oct 9, 2020

🕔Oct 9, 2020
Summary Temperatures for the week were below normal over much of the Plains, Midwest, South, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, with departures of 5-10 degrees below normal for many locations. The West […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Beta Brings Heavy Rains, Flooding to Southeast Oct 2, 2020

🕔Oct 2, 2020
Summary Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on September 21 about 10 pm CDT near Port O’Connor, TX, with sustained winds near 45 mph. Once inland, slow-moving Beta weakened and turned […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Sally Brought Record Floods, Otherwise Mostly Dry Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
Summary Category 2 Hurricane Sally made landfall on September 16 near Gulf Shores, Alabama, around 4:45 am CDT, with sustained winds near 105 mph. Torrential rainfall across southern Alabama and […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Fires Rage in the West, Heavy Rains, Flooding from Sally Sep 18, 2020

🕔Sep 18, 2020
Summary Dozens of dangerous and sometimes deadly wildfires continued to burn across the West, with the greatest concentration of blazes affecting the parched Pacific Coast States. By mid-September, 16 active […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Intense Heat Replaced by Sudden Snows Sep 11, 2020

🕔Sep 11, 2020
Summary Intense heat, low humidity, gusty winds, and little or no rain allowed for broad-scale drought intensification in most of the central Great Plains and from the High Plains to […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Laura Brings Winds, Rain to Midsouth; Elsewhere Mostly Dry Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
Summary The big weather news this past week surrounded the rain and wind from Hurricane Laura as it pushed through the lower Mississippi Valley, then northeastward south of the Ohio […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Hot and Dry with a Side of Hurricanes Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw continued intensification of drought across parts of the western U.S. including Northern California, the Great Basin, Southwest, and parts of the Intermountain West […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Historic Heat Wave Scorches the West Aug 21, 2020

🕔Aug 21, 2020
Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw intensification of drought across parts of the western U.S. as hot and dry conditions persisted with a historic heat wave currently gripping much […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Hit or Miss Rains Across Most of the U.S. Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
Summary As Tropical Storm Isaias made its way up the east coast, many areas in the Northeast were beneficiaries of good precipitation amounts, but others missed out completely. In typical […]

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