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Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of June 14 – 20

The sudden end to the wet season, combined with a recent heat wave, has started to dry out the landscape quicker than usual now that the snow has mostly melted. Based upon ground observations of low stream flows, low average precipitation, and increasing wild fires, abnormally dry (D0) was added in central Arizona in eastern Yavapai and southeastern Coconino Counties. In Utah, short-term (60-days) average precipitation was quite low in west-central and northeastern sections, leading to some D0 expansion in those two areas of the state.

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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
6/20/2017
75.67%24.33%8.65%0.06%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
6/13/2017
78.04%21.96%8.65%0.06%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
3/21/2017
67.74%32.26%14.61%1.07%0.04%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
49.44%50.56%18.89%1.51%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
6/21/2016
46.12%53.88%18.64%2.34%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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