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Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of October  9-15, 2019

 Intensifying dryness over the last 3 months prompted the expansion of D0 in the Pecos region of northeast New Mexico.  Severe drought (D2) expanded in north central Arizona and adjacent south central Utah.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Intermountain West DEWS

As of October 15, 2019

Author: Richard Heim, NCEI/NOAA

U.S. Drought Monitor - Intermountain West DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Intermountain West DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
10/15/2019
32.25%67.75%39.79%16.18%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
10/08/2019
34.01%65.99%39.79%13.70%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
7/16/2019
92.46%7.54%2.31%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/01/2019
21.52%78.48%62.20%42.87%15.90%7.45%
Start of Water Year
10/01/2019
35.87%64.13%39.15%8.17%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
10/16/2018
16.63%83.37%71.42%47.71%23.56%8.82%

Drought Intensities

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