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Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of August 7 – 13, 2019

Farther south, abnormal dryness persisted in several areas from southwestern Wyoming through Utah and western Colorado; D0 expanded northward a bit into areas north of the Four Corners near the Colorado/Utah border. Across the southern Rockies and southwestern deserts, deficient monsoon rains continued, and increasing moisture deficits prompted a broad expansion of abnormal dryness in eastern Arizona and farther south from southeastern Arizona across southern New Mexico.

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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
8/13/2019
74.73%25.27%3.53%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
8/06/2019
86.51%13.49%3.53%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
5/14/2019
82.05%17.95%6.98%0.24%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/01/2019
21.52%78.48%62.20%42.87%15.90%7.45%
One Year Ago
8/14/2018
20.72%79.28%74.81%61.20%36.13%9.26%

Drought Intensities

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