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Midwest Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of June 14-20

A slow-moving cold front brought widespread showers and thunderstorms across much of the region, effectively ending concerns of a Midwest flash drought. Moderate drought (D1) was improved to abnormal dryness (D0) in northern Missouri. D0 was erased across much of the northern half of Missouri, eastern Iowa, northern and southern Illinois, northwestern and southwestern Indiana, southwestern Michigan, and parts of southern Ohio. Moderate to heavy rains (1.5-3 inches) also fell on northern Minnesota, improving some of the D0-D1 by one category as April 1-June 20 precipitation was close to or above normal in all but the northwestern section. A few areas missed out on the rains, including northwestern and south-central Iowa, central Illinois, near southern Lake Michigan, southeastern Michigan, and parts of northern and south-central Ohio. As a result, D0 remained from the previous week, or developed due to short-term (at 30- to 60-days) dryness.

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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
6/20/2017
88.06%11.94%1.27%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
6/13/2017
74.49%25.51%1.44%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
3/21/2017
69.77%30.23%18.23%1.58%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
72.28%27.72%5.96%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
6/21/2016
66.67%33.33%2.66%0.00%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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