Map released: Thurs. July 18, 2024
Data valid: July 16, 2024 at 8 a.m. EDT


  • None
  • D0 (Abnormally Dry)
  • D1 (Moderate Drought)
  • D2 (Severe Drought)
  • D3 (Extreme Drought)
  • D4 (Exceptional Drought)
  • No Data


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


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Estimated Population in Drought Areas:

Midwest Drought Summary

Temperatures were mixed, between near normal to slightly below normal for much of the region to 2-4 degrees above normal over the northern and eastern extent of the region. Precipitation was substantial in portions of southern Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana where some areas were 400-800% of normal for the week. With the continued wet pattern over much of the region, abnormally dry conditions were removed from Iowa and northeast Missouri. A full-category improvement took place over all of Illinois and Indiana, leaving behind a few pockets of abnormally dry conditions. Abnormally dry conditions were improved over central Michigan and into western Ohio. Dryness was more apparent over the rest of the region where degradation took place over much of southern and southeast Ohio and into much of eastern Kentucky this week.

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