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U.S. Drought Monitor - High Plains RCC

As of October 15, 2019

Author: Richard Heim, NCEI/NOAA

U.S. Drought Monitor - High Plains RCC
U.S. Drought Monitor - High Plains RCC
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
10/15/2019
77.19%22.81%8.94%2.55%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
10/08/2019
78.95%21.05%8.36%2.30%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
7/16/2019
96.37%3.63%0.60%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/01/2019
70.74%29.26%18.27%11.85%5.54%2.29%
Start of Water Year
10/01/2019
78.65%21.35%6.42%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
10/16/2018
61.59%38.41%23.12%14.21%8.05%2.79%

Drought Intensities

  •       None: No Drought
  •       D0: Abnormally Dry
  •       D1: Moderate Drought
  •       D2: Severe Drought
  •       D3: Extreme Drought
  •       D4: Exceptional Drought
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