Contiguous U.S.

Map released: Thurs. May 17, 2018
Data valid: May 15, 2018 at 8 a.m. EDT

State maps


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    • 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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