Map released: Thurs. January 10, 2019
Data valid: January 8, 2019 at 7 a.m. EST


  • 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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Midwest Drought Summary

Although little to no precipitation (less than 0.5 inch) was observed during the past week, this region remains drought-free as 90-day precipitation has averaged at or above normal. USGS 28-day average stream flows continued above the 75th percentile (above normal) throughout the region. A small area of abnormal dryness (D0) exists across northwestern Minnesota where the ground is frozen and snow-covered

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Drought Impact Reporter

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