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National Current Conditions

April 3, 2024 - April 9, 2024

Like last week, drought and dryness in parts of Washington, the Central and Southern Plains, and the area around the Ohio and Mississippi River confluence worsened. Meanwhile, parts of the Rockies, Northern Plains, Southwest, and Midwest improved. As of April 9, 2024, 14.66% of the U.S. and Puerto Rico and 17.46% of the lower 48 states are in drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

14.66%

of the U.S. and 17.46% of the lower 48 states are in drought this week.

Decrease of
3.0%
since last week
Decrease of
21.4%
since last month
116.8 Million

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

Change of
0.0%
since last week
Decrease of
19.9%
since last month
20.3 Million

people in the U.S. and 19.7 Million in the lower 48 states are affected by drought this week.

Decrease of
2.9%
since last week
Decrease of
30.0%
since last month
29

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

Decrease of
1 state
since last week
Decrease of
1 state
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

Multi-Indicator Drought Index (MIDI)

Dry Conditions
Wet Conditions
Dry Conditions
Wet Conditions

Experimental
Experimental

Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI)

Dry Conditions
-1
Wet Conditions

Experimental

Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI)

Drought Conditions
Wet Conditions
Drought Conditions
Wet Conditions

Experimental
Experimental
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