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Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of January 8-14, 2019

Temperatures varied across the West region over the past week. Eastern Utah and north-central Montana had temperatures 5 to 15 degrees cooler than normal, while western Utah was 5 to 10 degrees warmer than normal. Warmer temperatures continued in the eastern and southeastern plains of New Mexico, and abnormally dry conditions were expanded where high evaporative demand combined with lower recent precipitation amounts. High elevation areas of Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and northern Utah received precipitation this week, while lower elevation locations generally stayed dry. 

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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
1/14/2020
47.86%52.14%33.81%12.19%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
1/07/2020
47.86%52.14%33.81%12.19%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
10/15/2019
32.25%67.75%39.79%16.18%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
12/31/2019
47.26%52.74%33.81%17.70%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
1/15/2019
20.37%79.63%61.24%40.89%15.07%7.29%

Drought Intensities

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