Above-normal temperatures overcome spotty precipitation in most of the region.
For more details, see the Northeast Drought Early Warning System Dashboard.
- Moderate drought (D1) expanded in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
- Abnormally dry conditions (D0) now extend across the northern portions of the region from western New York to central Maine.
- Flooding in DownEast Maine on the 9th of June precedes the expansion of moderate drought (D1) in western Maine on the 10th.
- Above-normal temperatures translated into evapotranspiration rates that mute the effects of recent rains.
7-Day Average Streamflows
Streamflows are below average across much of Maine and northern New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York.
Annual Precipitation Departure from Normal
- Seacoast water managers reach out to consumers.
- The Maine Emergency Management Agency will begin a 2021 Dry Well Survey starting June 17 to document needs for dry well assistance across the state. Homeowners with dry wells are encouraged to notify their County EMA office for their situational awareness until that date.
- Additional information is available from the Maine Drought Task Force.
- Dry county: Drought conditions lead Cape Cod towns to adopt watering restrictions, Cape Cod Times, May 25.
- Mandatory water restrictions were in effect for Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Chatham, and Dennis.
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- The 8-14 day maps indicate below-normal temperatures from eastern New York and Pennsylvania through Maine. For the most part, the rest of the region has equal chances of above-, below- and near-normal temperatures. Above-, below-, and near-normal precipitation are equally likely for the Northeast.
- The 3-4 week outlook favors above-normal temperatures in the Northeast. Odds favor above-normal precipitation for all areas of the Northeast west of central New York, with equal chances for the rest of the region.
Temperature Outlook 8-14 Day
Precipitation Outlook 8-14 Day
Temperature Outlook Week 3-4
Precipitation Outlook Week 3-4
- Northeast DEWS Dashboard
- NOAA Regional Climate Services
- Your local National Weather Service office
- NOAA Regional Climate Services Monthly Webinar Series (next webinar is on June 29)
- USDA Northeast Climate Hub
- USGS New England and New York Water Science Centers
Contacts for More Information
Regional Drought Information Coordinator (Northeast DEWS)
NOAA/CIRES/National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
Ellen L. Mecray
Regional Climate Services Director, Eastern Region
NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information
NOAA/National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
Samantha Borisoff, Jessica Spaccio, Keith Eggleston, Art DeGaetano
Northeast Regional Climate Center
Regional Climate Services Director, Eastern Region, NOAA
David Hollinger and Maria Janowiak
USDA Climate Hubs
USGS/New England Water Science Center
In partnership with National Weather Service Offices of the Northeast and State Climate Offices of the Northeast.