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Map released: Thurs. July 11, 2019
Data valid: July 9, 2019 at 8 a.m. EDT

Intensity:

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

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USVI Drought Summary

During this drought week, only 0.06 inch and 0.08 inch of rain fell at Cyril E. King Airport and Henry Rohlsen Airport, respectively. These values are also the month-to-date (July 1-9) values, which is 9.4 of normal for St. Thomas and 14.3% of normal for St. Croix. Meanwhile, the year-to-date precipitation totals were 63.4% of normal for St. Thomas and 56.3% for St. Croix. The SPI values for the 6-month period ranges between -1.0 to -1.5 for both stations, which is consistent with severe drought conditions (D2-S). The 9 and 12-month SPI were also -1.0 to -1.5 for St. Thomas, while it was -1.5 to -2.0 for St. Croix, which is consistent with severe to extreme drought. Given the low precipitation totals and the SPI values drought classification for both stations were downgraded to severe drought (D2-S). After a wet June (159.1% of normal), the month of July had a dry start at St. John. For this drought week ending on July 9, 2019, St. John received only 0.24 inch of rain and only 0.25 inch for the month-to-date, according to data provided by a volunteer observer. St. John remained in abnormally dry (D0-S) conditions.

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