Drought Monitor Weekly: 2019 Had 2nd Wettest May on Record

🕔Jun 14, 2019Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw highly beneficial rainfall activity across drought-stricken areas of the Southeast. Across this region, locally heavy rainfall accumulations (ranging from 2 to 8+ inches) […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Southeast Dries Out, More Flooding in Midwest

🕔Jun 7, 2019Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw further deterioration in drought-related conditions across portions of the Southeast and lower Mid-Atlantic where persistent hot and dry weather stressed dryland crops, depleted […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Southeast Dry, Hot; More Rains for Plains, Midwest

🕔May 30, 2019Summary During this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week, a strong high pressure ridge was anchored over the southeastern contiguous U.S. (CONUS) while an upper-level trough dominated the West. This pattern […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Southeast Dry; More Rains, Floods Elsewhere

🕔May 24, 2019Summary A series of Pacific 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. These systems […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Rains Across the South

🕔May 16, 2019Summary Widespread precipitation this week led mostly to improvements in moderate drought and abnormally dry regions across the Southeast and South, and in the Rocky Mountains in southern Colorado and […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Precipitation Continues

🕔May 9, 2019Summary A large portion of the lower 48 states remains free of drought or abnormal dryness this week, including the entire Northeast and Midwest regions. Moderate drought coverage shifted in […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Dry in Far West, Southern Atlantic

🕔May 2, 2019Summary An active weather pattern maintained historically low drought coverage across the contiguous United States, with only a few areas currently experiencing dryness (D0) or moderate to severe drought (D1 […]

Drought Weekly: U.S. Drought is Missing. Lowest Count in 20 Years

🕔Apr 25, 2019Summary With near- to record wetness in many parts of the country this winter and in 2018, the April 16 USDM had the lowest percent of area in drought (D1-D4) […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Wet, Southwest Stays Dry

🕔Apr 18, 2019Summary Two rapidly-moving strong storm systems, one “bombing out” in the central Plains during mid-week while a second storm intensified over the middle Mississippi Valley during the weekend, brought severe […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: General Improvements for South, Northwest

🕔Apr 12, 2019Summary After a dry March, a series of storms brought much needed precipitation to the Pacific Northwest, staving off further degradations in Washington and resulting in local flooding and broad […]

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