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Midwest Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of October 11-17

Ohio saw slight improvements in the central portion of the state, where abnormal dryness (D0) contracted slightly northward around Fairfield, Perry, and Morgan Counties. However, in the northwest D0 expanded a bit. Missouri also saw a northwestward expansion of D0. Moderate drought (D1) reached into Shannon, Oregon, Howell, and Ozark counties in the east and Stone, Barry, Christian, southeast Greene, and southern Webster along the west boundary. Over the past 30-60 days, much of southwest, south central and central Missouri has recorded rainfall totals 2-4 inches below normal.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Midwest DEWS

As of October 17, 2017

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
10/17/2017
67.73%32.27%8.85%0.06%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
10/10/2017
53.77%46.23%11.71%0.30%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
7/18/2017
76.57%23.43%3.72%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
72.28%27.72%5.96%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Water Year
10/03/2017
49.24%50.76%14.27%1.36%0.48%0.00%
One Year Ago
10/18/2016
82.79%17.21%2.32%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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