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Missouri River Basin Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of February 7-13

Additional snow in central portions of the region contrasted with dry conditions elsewhere. There were no changes made to the drought depiction in the Dakotas, where a lack of snowfall to date has led to declining prospects for spring meltoff; resultant detrimental impacts on topsoil moisture and stock pond levels remained a primary concern. Meanwhile, a continuation of the recent snowy weather pattern in northeastern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming, northwestern Kansas, and much of Nebraska (30-day surplus of 1-2 inches, liquid equivalent) supported the reduction of Moderate Drought (D1) and Abnormal Dryness (D0). Likewise, moderate to heavy snow (depths averaging 12 to 24 inches, liquid equivalent 1 to 2 inches) in northeastern Montana supported some reduction of the state’s persistent long-term drought.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Missouri River Basin DEWS

U.S. Drought Monitor - Missouri River Basin DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Missouri River Basin DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
2/13/2018
40.16%59.84%28.75%5.40%0.01%0.00%
Last Week
2/06/2018
31.51%68.49%31.22%7.57%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
11/14/2017
56.14%43.86%28.38%12.17%4.42%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/02/2018
22.97%77.03%29.17%11.40%4.41%0.00%
One Year Ago
2/14/2017
63.50%36.50%13.60%0.03%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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