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Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of September 5 – 11

Warmer weather returned to the Northwest after two consecutive weeks of near or subnormal temperatures. Deteriorations in this week’s dry areas were limited to an expansion of D1 into central Washington’s Chelan and Kittitas Counties; a slight increase in D3 in Oregon’s northern Harney and Malheur Counties; and D2 expanded into southern Idaho (Oneida County) with similar conditions in bordering northern Utah (Box Elder County).

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Pacific Northwest DEWS

As of September 11, 2018

Author: David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC

U.S. Drought Monitor - Pacific Northwest DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Pacific Northwest DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
9/11/2018
0.15%99.85%60.40%37.13%8.03%0.00%
Last Week
9/04/2018
0.15%99.85%58.73%36.36%7.66%0.00%
Three Months Ago
6/12/2018
46.91%53.09%16.94%6.52%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/02/2018
99.99%0.01%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
9/12/2017
10.98%89.02%50.83%6.86%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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