U.S. Drought Monitor
Map released: Thurs. May 19, 2022
Data valid: May 17, 2022 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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Northeast Drought Summary

Half an inch or more of precipitation fell across a large part of the Northeast, with locally 2 inches in parts of northern New York, in Vermont and New Hampshire, and in the Delmarva. But coastal New England and parts of western New York received less than half an inch. Abnormal dryness contracted in the Delmarva but was added in western New York and expanded along the New England coast based on low streamflows, drying soils, and low precipitation for the last 3 months.

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