Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Inundate Plains, Midwest

🕔Oct 11, 2018Southeast Dry weather prevailed regionwide. Outside a swath in the North Carolina mountains, rainfall was isolated and totaled a few tenths of an inch at best. The dry (and unusually […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains in Tennessee Valley; Moisture Moves into Southwest

🕔Oct 4, 2018Summary Multiple cold fronts, associated with an amplified upper-level trough, resulted in heavy rainfall across the eastern third of the continental U.S. during the final week of September. A widespread […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Wet, Southeast and West Stay Dry

🕔Sep 27, 2018Summary The combination of energetics from northern Mexico lifting toward the Southern Rockies/Great Plains and enhanced moisture from the remains of a tropical depression led to heavy precipitation events across […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Tropical Activity Mostly Misses Heavy Drought Areas

🕔Sep 20, 2018Summary Three tropical systems drenched three separate drought areas this past week, with Hurricane Florence affecting the Carolinas with record rainfall, a low pressure system in the western Gulf of […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Lots of Rains; Far West Stays Dry

🕔Sep 14, 2018Summary A stalled cold front draped across the southern Plains, middle Mississippi and Ohio Valleys, and mid-Atlantic, plus ample Gulf moisture from Tropical Storm Gordon, was the focal point for […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Cooler, Wetter; Texas Still Getting Scorched

🕔Aug 30, 2018Summary Frontal systems brought thunderstorms and some heavy rainfall to parts of the Plains, the Midwest, and the South. While rainfall was enough to reduce or alleviate drought conditions in […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains Drench Southern States

🕔Aug 24, 2018Summary Areas of low pressure brought heavy to excessive rainfall to many parts of the U.S. during this past drought week (August 14-21). Some storms brought more rainfall to already […]

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 […]

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