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Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of April 10-16, 2019

In Utah, storm systems dropped 1-3 inches of precipitation in northern and central Utah, bumping Water-Year-to-Date basin average precipitation to 130-150% and Snow Water Equivalent to 150-180% of normal as of April 16, shrinking the western edge of moderate drought and erasing abnormally dry conditions thru central Utah. Little or no precipitation fell across the Southwest, but with late winter and spring surplus precipitation and generally below-normal temperatures this year, no changes were made in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Intermountain West DEWS

U.S. Drought Monitor - Intermountain West DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Intermountain West DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
4/16/2019
73.12%26.88%11.26%3.69%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
4/09/2019
67.60%32.40%11.76%3.69%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
1/15/2019
20.37%79.63%61.24%40.89%15.07%7.29%
Start of Calendar Year
1/01/2019
21.52%78.48%62.20%42.87%15.90%7.45%
One Year Ago
4/17/2018
22.04%77.96%70.55%56.53%29.39%3.64%

Drought Intensities

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