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Summary of Drought for North Carolina

Abnormal dryness or drought are currently affecting approximately 10,742,000 people in North Carolina, which is about 80% of the state's population.

U.S. Drought Monitor - North Carolina

As of December 12, 2017

Author: Jessica Blunden,NCEI/NOAA

U.S. Drought Monitor - North Carolina
U.S. Drought Monitor - North Carolina
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
12/12/2017
27.75%72.25%21.93%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
12/05/2017
27.75%72.25%21.93%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
9/12/2017
88.36%11.64%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
57.09%42.91%26.90%12.41%1.57%0.00%
Start of Water Year
10/03/2017
64.07%35.93%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
12/13/2016
47.93%52.07%33.33%12.66%4.46%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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