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Coastal Carolinas Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of October 9-15, 2019

Most of the region was drier than normal again this week.  Abnormally dry (D0) to severe drought (D2) conditions expanded or intensified in parts of every state in the region, with extreme drought (D3) expanding in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida.  Rainfall was above normal for the week in a few areas, with contraction of D0, D1, or D2 occurring in parts of Alabama and extreme western North Carolina.  But for the most part, where rain did fall, it was only enough to temporarily halt further drought expansion.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Coastal Carolinas DEWS

As of October 15, 2019

Author: Richard Heim, NCEI/NOAA

U.S. Drought Monitor - Coastal Carolinas DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Coastal Carolinas DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
10/15/2019
70.42%29.58%10.19%6.57%0.26%0.00%
Last Week
10/08/2019
81.15%18.85%9.56%6.57%0.26%0.00%
Three Months Ago
7/16/2019
52.54%47.46%16.79%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%
Start of Water Year
10/01/2019
82.16%17.84%9.47%6.52%0.16%0.00%
One Year Ago
10/16/2018
83.06%16.94%2.63%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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