Drought Monitor Weekly: Winter Storm Brings Relief to 17 States; West Remains Dry Feb 11, 2022

🕔Feb 11, 2022
Summary A powerful winter storm last week, stretching from New Mexico to Maine, helped improve drought conditions in 17 states in its path. Meanwhile, another week of dry weather in […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Dry with Some Notable Exceptions Feb 4, 2022

🕔Feb 4, 2022
Summary With a few notable exceptions, the past week was mostly dry in the contiguous U.S. Heavy rain fell in southeast Texas this week, where large parts of ongoing drought […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Storms Bring Moisture to Southeast, Elsewhere Mostly Dry Jan 28, 2022

🕔Jan 28, 2022
Summary As the drought-monitoring period began on January 18, a moisture-laden storm had just cleared the Atlantic Coast States. A few days later, another system delivered a variety of weather, […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Winter Storms in the East, Little Precipitation West of Missouri River Jan 20, 2022

🕔Jan 20, 2022
Summary A winter storm impacted areas from the northern Plains, to the Midwest, into the Southeast and then up the east coast during the period. For many areas, this was […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Generally Widespread Improvements Jan 15, 2022

🕔Jan 15, 2022
Summary Heavy precipitation pelted the northern half of the West Coast again this week. The largest amounts were reported in westernmost Washington and adjacent Oregon, where 6 to 10 inches […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Improvements, but Also Some Expansion Jan 7, 2022

🕔Jan 7, 2022
Summary In what has become a familiar pattern, heavy precipitation continued to improve drought and dryness across the northern half of the West Coast States, though it created its own […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Frequent Storms Out West, Mostly Dry Elsewhere Dec 30, 2021

🕔Dec 30, 2021
Summary A persistent pattern over the North Pacific and western North America maintained a continuation of frequent storms affecting the West Coast through late December. 7-day precipitation from December 21-27 […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Variable Rainfall, as Wind Storms Hit Central, Southern Plains Dec 24, 2021

🕔Dec 24, 2021
Summary On December 14, a strong mid-level low pressure system progressed inland into southern California where heavy precipitation (0.5 to 3 inches, liquid equivalent) occurred. As this area of mid-level […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains Along West Coast; Severe Storms Hit Central U.S. Dec 17, 2021

🕔Dec 17, 2021
Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week was marked by a much more active storm pattern across the West Coast and Northern Rockies with areas of heavy rain along the […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Continued Expansion and Degradation Dec 9, 2021

🕔Dec 9, 2021
Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week saw continued deterioration in conditions across areas of the Mid-Atlantic (Virginia, North Carolina) and the Southeast (South Carolina, Georgia) in response to below-normal […]

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