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U.S. Drought Monitor Update

Here is the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, which was just released this morning.


Some of the more significant changes include:

Drought Starting to Expand Over Oregon—D0 drought has expanded.

Modest Improvement in Georgia—there has been a 1-category improvement due to recent rains.

Overall (for the contiguous U.S.) % in D1 to D4

Currently:  64.5%

Last Week 65.45%

3 Months Ago: 55.96% / Start of the year: 28.49%


Upper Midwest Winter Storm

An early season winter storm is moving over the upper Midwest. This system will produce 6-12 inches of snow over northern Minnesota. Winter conditions are also occurring over northeastern North Dakota. This system will push into Canada tonight.









Soaking Rains—Northeast U.S.

A series of cold fronts will pass over New England the next few days and this weekend. 1 to 2 inches of rain are possible in this region.







Tropics—Quiet on the Horizon

Tropical Storm Oscar is located well out into the Atlanticand is moving away from the U.S.