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National Current Conditions

July 10, 2024 - July 16, 2024

With the summer heat turned up, large areas saw drought worsen, particularly Montana, the Nevada/Utah border, and northern Mississippi across to southern Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, Illinois, Idaho, and parts of the East Coast improved. As of July 16, 2024, 17.41% of the U.S. and Puerto Rico and 20.55% of the lower 48 states are in drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

17.41%

of the U.S. and 20.55% of the lower 48 states are in drought this week.

Increase of
5.9%
since last week
Increase of
73.1%
since last month
77.9 Million

acres of major crops in U.S. are experiencing drought conditions this week.

Change of
0.0%
since last week
Increase of
18.9%
since last month
58.7 Million

people in the U.S. and 58.2 Million in the lower 48 states are affected by drought this week.

Increase of
7.2%
since last week
Increase of
281.1%
since last month
31

U.S. states are experiencing Moderate Drought (D1) or worse this week.

Decrease of
3 states
since last week
Increase of
6 states
since last month

U.S. Drought Monitor

U.S. Drought Monitor
Drought Change Since Last Week

Precipitation Conditions

Inches of Precipitation
Percent of Normal Precipitation (%)
100%
Percent of Normal Precipitation (%)
100%

Temperature Conditions

Maximum Temperature (°F)
60
Departure from Normal Max Temperature (°F)
0
Departure from Normal Max Temperature (°F)
0

Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI)

Drought Conditions
Wet Conditions
Drought Conditions
Wet Conditions

Experimental
Experimental

Streamflow Conditions

Streamflow Conditions
Streamflow Conditions

Soil Moisture Conditions

20 cm Soil Moisture Percentile
70
100
0–100 cm Soil Moisture Percentile
70
100

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