Map released: Thurs. July 2, 2020
Data valid: June 30, 2020 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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Northeast Drought Summary

Parts of New England received more than 3 inches of rainfall this week. Some locations in western Maine, eastern New Hampshire, and eastern Massachusetts had 30-day deficits reduced to around an inch, warranting an upgrade from D1 to D0 over western Maine. Precipitation deficits were totally removed near Norfolk, MA (7-day precipitation totals greater than 3 inches), leading to D0 removal. However, greater than 1.5 inch 60-day precipitation deficits remained for much of eastern Maine and USGS 7-day average stream flows remain below to much below normal (below the 24th percentile). In eastern Maine, despite light rainfall, D1 was expanded over Penobscot, Hancock, and Piscataquis Counties, in favor of D3-D4 SPIs at 30 and 60 days. D1 was also added near Jefferson County, NY, in support of a D3 60-day SPI nearby and 3-4 inch 60-day rainfall deficits. D0 was expanded across northern and southern New Jersey and the Delmarva Peninsula as 30-60 day precipitation deficits continue to mount. Many of the new D0 areas have seen 25-50 percent of normal precipitation over the last 60 days, diminishing to 10-25 percent of normal for several locations in the last 30 days. In addition, USGS 7-day average stream flows are below normal (10th-24th percentile) for D0 areas on the Delmarva and much below normal (less than the 10th percentile) for southern and northern New Jersey.

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