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Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of September 5 – 11

Improvements were made in central Arizona (courtesy of the Flagstaff WFO) that noted the past 8 weeks have seen well above-normal monsoon rains (in some areas 40-70% of average ANNUAL rainfall) in central Yavapai County and the Mogollon Rim region; and in eastern New Mexico that received significant rains (but less than neighboring west Texas) – with some improvements to Colfax and Mora Counties [D3 to D2], San Miguel and Guadalupe Counties [D2 to D1], DeBaca and Chavez Counties [D3 to D2], and Roosevelt County [D1 to D0]. Conversely, some D2 was added into eastern Otero County, NM after a reassessment of conditions.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Intermountain West DEWS

As of September 11, 2018

Author: David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC

U.S. Drought Monitor - Intermountain West DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Intermountain West DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
9/11/2018
20.18%79.82%73.80%59.05%34.12%9.53%
Last Week
9/04/2018
20.18%79.82%73.80%60.28%35.87%9.53%
Three Months Ago
6/12/2018
22.85%77.15%70.55%58.73%41.24%10.61%
Start of Calendar Year
1/02/2018
19.30%80.70%54.76%13.66%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
9/12/2017
66.76%33.24%5.41%0.08%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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