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Midwest Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of April 19-25

Rain in southern portions of the region further reduced the remaining Midwestern drought footprint.  During the 7-day period, rainfall totaled 2 to 5 inches over the southern third of Missouri, easing or eliminating Abnormal Dryness and Moderate Drought (D0 and D1).  With more heavy rain expected after April 25, the Midwest could potentially be entirely free of Abnormal Dryness and drought in the near future.

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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
4/18/2017
86.31%13.69%0.02%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
4/11/2017
85.53%14.47%0.02%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
1/17/2017
77.14%22.86%7.75%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%
One Year Ago
4/19/2016
80.71%19.29%1.26%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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