Where is drought this week?
U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook
Drought Impacts Report
NIDIS in Your Region
NIDIS coordinates Drought Early Warning Systems (DEWS) in many regions of the U.S. Through DEWS, stakeholders explore and demonstrate a range of early warning and drought risk reduction strategies. Click here for more information.
As of July 13-19, drought (D1-D4) is impacting:
of the US and 18.8% of the lower 48 states.
people in the U.S. and 99.1 in the lower 48 states.
This week’s U.S. Drought Monitor period was characterized by hit-or-miss summer showers across the country, punctuated by extreme heat in the Southern Plains and the Northeast. The heaviest rains fell in southern Minnesota, southwest Iowa, much of Indiana and eastern Illinois, western Kentucky, eastern North Carolina, along the Gulf Coast and Florida. Below normal precipitation was observed in eastern Texas, northern Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New England. Temperatures were abnormally warm in the Southern Plains, soaring well into the triple digits, as much as 10 degrees F above normal. While not as intense, temperatures 6-8 degrees F above normal were observed in the Northeast. Cooler-than-normal temperatures affected much of the Northwest and High Plains.