Map released: Thurs. March 15, 2018
Data valid: March 13, 2018 at 8 a.m. EDT


  • None
  • D0 (Abnormally Dry)
  • D1 (Moderate Drought)
  • D2 (Severe Drought)
  • D3 (Extreme Drought)
  • D4 (Exceptional Drought)


The Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions. Local conditions may vary. See accompanying text summary for forecast statements.

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Northeast Drought Summary

Several tenths of an inch of precipitation dampened southern Virginia while little or none fell on the dry areas farther north. D0 to D1 conditions were essentially unchanged from last week. Most recording sites reported near-record to record low streamflows (for this time of year).

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