Map released: Thurs. July 19, 2018
Data valid: July 17, 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

Relatively warm temperatures continued in parts of the Northeast this past week, while heavier precipitation fell over parts of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York. As short-term dryness persisted in parts of New England, moderate drought and abnormal dryness continued to expand. Precipitation that fell in northern New York this week prevented further degradation of conditions near the Canadian border. Moderate drought was also introduced north of the Interstate 90 corridor in western New York near Buffalo and Rochester. From central Maryland eastward to southern New Jersey, a very wet May and early June abruptly gave way to a dry and warm weather pattern that led to the abnormal dryness. Parts of this area received heavy rain on Tuesday morning, which will be taken into account for next week’s map.

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