Bomb Cyclone: Not Helpful in Ending California’s Drought Jan 12, 2023

    🕔Jan 12, 2023
    The bomb cyclone has sucker punched California—flooding homes and roads and knocking out power. While many farmers have prayed for rain to end the ongoing drought plaguing the state, a […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains for Parts of the Northwest, Great Plains Oct 29, 2022

    🕔Oct 29, 2022
    Summary A large shift in the weather pattern occurred this week across the lower 48 states. Early in the week, low pressure exited the Great Lakes region, allowing temperatures to […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Mix of Improvements, Deterioration Oct 22, 2022

    🕔Oct 22, 2022
    Summary Much of the western half of the lower 48 states observed above-normal average temperatures this week. The Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest experienced the largest positive temperature anomalies, where […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Coverage Increases and Intensifies in Most Areas Oct 13, 2022

    🕔Oct 13, 2022
    Summary Following a drier-than-normal September for a majority of the contiguous U.S., this dry pattern continued into early October for many areas. Therefore, drought coverage increased and intensified throughout the […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Ian Brings More Rain; Dry Across Plains, Midwest Oct 8, 2022

    🕔Oct 8, 2022
    Summary Major Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwestern Florida on September 28 and then reemerged offshore of the Atlantic coast, with another landfall near Georgetown, South Carolina two days later. […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: 54% of Topsoil Moisture Rated Dry, Very Dry Oct 1, 2022

    🕔Oct 1, 2022
    Summary Two upper-level weather systems danced across the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week (September 21-27). One partner of the pair was an upper-level low pressure […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: West Gets Needed Rains, Elsewhere Generally Dry Sep 23, 2022

    🕔Sep 23, 2022
    Summary An upper-level ridge dominated the central contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week (September 14-20). It was bracketed by an upper-level trough which moved out of […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread, Isolated Showers Sep 17, 2022

    🕔Sep 17, 2022
    Drought Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week saw areas of isolated heavy rainfall in Southern California and the Desert Southwest in association with remnant moisture from Tropical Cyclone Kay […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Improvements Across South, Southwest Sep 2, 2022

    🕔Sep 2, 2022
    Summary Broad drought improvements continued across parts of the South for the second week in a row as the ongoing effects of record-setting rainfall over the last two weeks became […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Record Breaking Rains Across the South Aug 27, 2022

    🕔Aug 27, 2022
    Summary Record-breaking rainfall led to aggressive improvements in drought conditions across parts of the South. The heavy rainfall and flooding led to communications outages at the National Weather Service office […]


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