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 Aug. 17-23, 2016, drought (D1-D4) is impacting:
of the US and 19.4% of the lower 48 states.
people in the U.S. and 91.3 in the lower 48 states.
An active weather pattern across the central and eastern U.S. led to more drought reduction than introduction, although pesky dryness and hot conditions spurred some expansion of dryness and drought in the southern Atlantic states. Heavy rain soaked the western Gulf Coast region and delivered spotty drought relief across the interior Southeast. Pockets of locally heavy rain were also noted across the northern and central Plains, the Midwest, and the Northeast. Elsewhere, scant rainfall occurred west of the Rockies, except for a few monsoon-related showers in the Southwest.