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Missouri River Basin Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of November 7-13

Drought conditions improved in North Dakota with the removal of two areas of Severe Drought (D2) in response to normal to above-normal precipitation during the past 30-to-60 days. In northeastern Kansas, areas of Abnormally Dry (D0) and Moderate Drought (D1) were reduced in response to improving soil moisture conditions and above-normal precipitation during the past 60-to-90 days. For the week, the region experienced below-normal temperatures with the largest negative anomalies (12-to-24 degrees below normal) observed in North Dakota, northeastern Nebraska, and northeastern Wyoming.

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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
11/13/2018
81.56%18.44%2.73%0.34%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
11/06/2018
80.64%19.36%2.91%0.49%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
8/14/2018
62.43%37.57%16.68%8.67%4.27%1.06%
Start of Calendar Year
1/02/2018
22.97%77.03%29.17%11.40%4.41%0.00%
Start of Water Year
10/02/2018
63.35%36.65%14.58%3.89%1.16%0.07%
One Year Ago
11/14/2017
56.14%43.86%28.38%12.17%4.42%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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