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Coastal Carolinas Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of August 7 – 13, 2019

Showers and thunderstorms were hit-and-miss across the region, but only a few tenths of an inch of rain fell on most of the Carolinas (away from the immediate coast). Dryness and drought improvement were noted in a few small areas where rainfall was heavier, but deterioration was much more common, especially in southeastern North Carolina. Most notably, abnormal dryness expanded broadly to cover most of South Carolina. 

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Coastal Carolinas DEWS

U.S. Drought Monitor - Coastal Carolinas DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Coastal Carolinas DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
8/13/2019
26.93%73.07%23.93%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
8/06/2019
53.43%46.57%18.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
5/14/2019
43.82%56.18%28.26%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/01/2019
100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
8/14/2018
100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%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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