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California Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of February 6-12, 2019

Potent storms tracked through the West Coast States this past week, pushing year-to-date precipitation totals above 6 inches in most of a broad region that includes areas along and west of the Cascades, the California coastline, the Sierra Nevada, and the Sacramento Valley. Up to 60 inches of snow piled up in the Sierra Nevada, and the continued abundant precipitation prompted more improvement in the Drought Monitor. All dryness was removed from west-central California, including the Bay Area and vicinity.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - California DEWS

U.S. Drought Monitor - California DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - California DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
2/12/2019
36.77%63.23%10.55%1.63%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
2/05/2019
34.37%65.63%10.55%1.89%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
11/13/2018
0.00%100.00%53.20%18.35%2.39%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/01/2019
7.77%92.23%75.17%14.12%2.10%0.00%
One Year Ago
2/13/2018
18.29%81.71%45.71%19.98%0.00%0.00%

Drought Intensities

  •       None: No Drought
  •       D0: Abnormally Dry
  •       D1: Moderate Drought
  •       D2: Severe Drought
  •       D3: Extreme Drought
  •       D4: Exceptional Drought
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