Drought Monitor Weekly: Extreme Heat, Dryness; Upper Midwest Cool

🕔Aug 22, 2019Summary The United States is in the thralls of summer, and with that can come heat, flash droughts, and occasional, if not frequent, thunderstorm activity. Several areas of the U.S. […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Overall Abnormal Dryness Spreads

🕔Aug 15, 2019Summary Rainfall this week was highly variable across the eastern two-thirds of the country, which is not unusual during summer. Heavy rain was common in the High Plains, and from […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Dry and Hot for Contiguous 48

🕔Aug 9, 2019Summary Heavy rain fell on large parts of Alaska this past week, bringing significant short-term relief, including an end to large fire development and expansion, at least for the time […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Rains with Some Big Dry Spots

🕔Aug 2, 2019Summary The far western United States was dry this week while monsoonal thunderstorms were scattered about parts of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. Widespread precipitation fell from northeast Colorado […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Rains, High Heat

🕔Jul 25, 2019Summary The remnants of Hurricane Barry drifted northward into the Ohio Valley, delivering widespread rainfall that mostly benefited summer crops but also sparked some flash flooding. Some of the heaviest […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Locally Heavy Rains; Lots of Dry Areas

🕔Jul 19, 2019Summary Hurricane Barry made landfall in southern Louisiana on July 13, delivering locally heavy showers and a modest storm surge but largely sparing crops and communities in the path of […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Broken, Highly-Variable Rains

🕔Jul 12, 2019Summary A broken, highly-variable rainfall pattern predominated across the Country. Most areas where conditions are often dry during the summer followed this pattern, with little or no precipitation falling across […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Dry Areas Get a Mixed Bag for Rains

🕔Jul 5, 2019Summary It was a mixed picture for the dry areas across the country. Widespread rainfall totals exceeding 2 inches fell from northeast Montana to north-central North Dakota, with a swath […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Wet Conditions Continue

🕔Jun 27, 2019Summary Multiple cold fronts progressed across the central and eastern U.S. during mid to late June with widespread showers and thundershowers from the Great Plains east to the East Coast. […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Fronts Bring Locally Heavy Rains

🕔Jun 21, 2019Summary A stationary front was a focus for frequent showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall from eastern South Carolina south to the Big Bend of Florida from June 11 […]

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