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Midwest Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of September 12-18

Spotty rain fell over the Midwest this past week. The rain was enough to keep conditions from degrading, but not enough to warrant any improvements to the 20 percent of the region experiencing abnormal dryness or drought.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Midwest DEWS

As of September 18, 2018

Author: Jessica Blunden, NCEI/NOAA

U.S. Drought Monitor - Midwest DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Midwest DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
9/18/2018
84.06%15.94%8.31%2.23%0.49%0.02%
Last Week
9/11/2018
84.05%15.95%8.31%2.23%0.49%0.02%
Three Months Ago
6/19/2018
81.91%18.09%7.17%3.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/02/2018
61.32%38.68%12.33%4.60%0.24%0.00%
One Year Ago
9/19/2017
55.97%44.03%10.88%1.69%0.56%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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