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Drought Monitor


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  • D0 (Abnormally Dry)
  • D1 (Moderate Drought)
  • D2 (Severe Drought)
  • D3 (Extreme Drought)
  • D4 (Exceptional Drought)
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The Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions. Local conditions may vary. See accompanying text summary for forecast statements.
Current 2023-06-06 15.29 84.71 32.06 4.81 1.16 0.00 123
Last Week to Current 2023-05-30 33.85 66.15 14.99 3.78 1.02 0.00 86
3 Months Ago to Current 2023-03-07 80.36 19.64 9.52 1.75 0.17 0.06 31
Start of Calendar Year to Current 2022-12-27 32.66 67.34 37.11 7.93 1.00 0.06 113
Start of Water Year to Current 2022-09-27 53.19 46.81 19.89 5.78 1.25 0.27 74
One Year Ago to Current 2022-06-07 90.87 9.13 0.78 0.25 0.00 0.00 10

Midwest Drought Summary

Localized heavier rains (exceeding 2 inches in spots) fell across the western reaches of the Midwest region, though large swaths of drier-than-normal weather occurred here. Farther east, in Kentucky and the Great Lakes states, mostly or completely dry weather occurred this week, which led to mounting short-term precipitation deficits and worsening streamflows and soil moisture values. Unusually warm temperatures, reaching or exceeding 9 degrees above normal in large portions of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, also contributed to worsening dryness. Large-scale additions and expansions of abnormal dryness and moderate drought occurred, especially along and east of the Mississippi River and in central Minnesota, where the combination of precipitation deficits, low streamflow and declining soil moisture was most prevalent. Due to similar conditions along the Missouri River in western Iowa, some expansions were made to severe drought there.

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