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Northeast Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of July 4 – 10

Temperatures were near normal to slightly above normal in New England, where departures were 2-4 degrees above normal for the week. Precipitation was spotty at best as most areas recorded less than half the normal rain for the week, with Pennsylvania recording the most. The continued warm and dry pattern over the short term allowed for an expansion of the abnormally dry conditions over central New York, southeast Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and northern Connecticut. Moderate drought was introduced over northeast New York and portions of northern New York this week. It was noted that dryness, along with the heat, has started to impact the region into the Mid-Atlantic. No changes were made this week but local observations stated that the region is primed for flash drought development if rains don’t materialize.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Northeast DEWS

U.S. Drought Monitor - Northeast DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Northeast DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
7/10/2018
37.38%62.62%15.65%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
7/03/2018
42.04%57.96%10.46%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
4/10/2018
100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/02/2018
86.70%13.30%0.02%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
7/11/2017
98.23%1.77%0.00%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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