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Midwest Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of November 7-13

During the past week, scattered snow shower activity continued across the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan with the heaviest accumulations (4-to-12 inches) observed in areas adjacent to Lake Superior. According to NWS NORHSC, the Northern Great Lakes region is currently 78% covered by snow. In terms of drought, this week’s removal of a small area of Moderate Drought (D1) in western Missouri resulted in the region currently being drought-free on the map. 

 

U.S. Drought Monitor - Midwest DEWS

U.S. Drought Monitor - Midwest DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Midwest DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
11/13/2018
98.52%1.48%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
11/06/2018
98.27%1.73%0.02%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
8/14/2018
61.26%38.74%20.12%11.00%4.88%1.03%
Start of Calendar Year
1/02/2018
61.32%38.68%12.33%4.60%0.24%0.00%
Start of Water Year
10/02/2018
85.03%14.97%8.65%2.23%0.49%0.02%
One Year Ago
11/14/2017
77.73%22.27%8.73%3.21%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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