of the US and 36.5% of the lower 48 states.

74.0 million

people in the U.S. and 74.0 in the lower 48 states.

As of February 14-20:

During the past week, large precipitation events affected the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, southern Plains, Midwest, Ohio Valley, Tennessee River Valley, and mid-Atlantic, alleviating drought conditions or preventing further degradations in these areas.  An active storm track in the coming week is expected to bring additional precipitation in the central and southern United States, which may result in further drought reductions.  Conditions degraded in some areas of the Desert Southwest and Intermountain West that missed out on the heavier precipitation, most notably the Sierra Nevada and the Four Corners.