Where is drought this week?

As of October 12-18, drought (D1-D4) is impacting:


of the US and 22.1% of the lower 48 states.

111.2 million

people in the U.S. and 111.1 in the lower 48 states.

Dry, hot conditions across the central and southern U.S. contrasted with heavy rain and mountain snow in the northwestern quarter of the nation.  As a result, drought continued to rapidly intensify from the Delta to the Southeast, with drought intensification also noted over portions of the Northeast.  Conversely, large swaths of drought were reduced or eliminated from the northern Rockies into the Pacific Northwest.