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As of Feb. 8-14, 2017, drought (D1-D4) is impacting:

11.3%

of the US and 13.6% of the lower 48 states.

90.0 million

people in the U.S. and 90.0 in the lower 48 states.


During this U.S. Drought Monitor week, storms continued to impact the West, including parts of California, bringing heavy precipitation to much of the region, as snowpack continued to increase and reservoirs continued to fill. On the other side of the country, a strong low pressure system impacted much of the eastern United States, bringing heavy snowfall to central and northern New England on Feb. 9, followed by another nor’easter on Feb. 12-13. Meanwhile, rain and mountain snow fell from Arizona to western Texas.  Precipitation spread across Texas to Oklahoma on Feb. 12-13. Much of the Southeast continued to receive below-normal precipitation while record-high temperatures spread across the South during Feb. 11-12.