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Coastal Carolinas Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of February 7-13

Widespread heavy rainfall netted considerable reductions in drought intensity and coverage across the Southeast during the period.  Outside of southern- and eastern-most portions of the region, rain totaled 2 to 6 inches, with widespread 2-week totals of 4 to 8 inches.  As a result, Moderate, Severe, and Extreme Drought (D1, D2, and D3, respectively) were reduced or eliminated from Virginia to the Gulf Coast.  The 2-category reductions corresponded to rainfall of 4 to 10 inches and no corresponding sign of lingering deficits out to 90 days.  Despite the excessive wetness, 90-day precipitation remained 50 to 70 percent of normal in the lingering D1 areas, although these locales have nevertheless seen drought conditions relax due to the recent rain.

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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
2/13/2018
55.10%44.90%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
2/06/2018
55.42%44.58%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
11/14/2017
68.18%31.82%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/02/2018
29.12%70.88%0.03%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
2/14/2017
64.73%35.27%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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