Map released: Thurs. February 18, 2021
Data valid: February 16, 2021 at 7 a.m. EST


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


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

After a wet fall and early winter which greatly improved the summer drought in the Northeast, January was quite mild and dry, with drought lingering in northern New England. Across most of New England, precipitation during the past 30 days was only 50-75% of normal, accumulating deficits of 1-2 inches. With the first 6 days of this period relatively dry and cold, some deterioration was likely. Day7, however, saw a storm drop widespread light to moderate (0.5-1.5") precipitation across the Northeast, putting a halt to any possible degradations this week, along with providing a fairly decent blanket of snow for most of the region. Therefore, no changes were made this week.

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