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Missouri River Basin

Conditions for the week of Feb. 8-14

Snowpack around 60 percent of normal as of early February led to the introduction of abnormally dry conditions (D0) in part of central Montana from northern Meager to south and central Fergus counties. In eastern Colorado, moderate drought conditions (D1) were extended to northwest Yuma County, northern Washington County, and southeast Logan County. This area has received less than 50 percent of normal precipitation since the beginning of October, and recent weather has been hot and windy. The winter wheat also appears to be in poor condition. Abnormally dry (D0) conditions were expanded to the northern border of Colorado in Weld County.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Missouri River Basin DEWS

As of February 14, 2017

Author: Jessica Blunden,NCEI/NOAA

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
2/14/2017
63.50%36.50%13.60%0.03%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
2/07/2017
64.49%35.51%12.45%0.03%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
11/15/2016
60.79%39.21%14.62%0.99%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
55.38%44.62%16.00%1.41%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
2/16/2016
72.88%27.12%6.62%0.08%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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