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Map released: Thurs. October 1, 2020
Data valid: September 29, 2020 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

St. Thomas had 1.60 inches of rain at the airport and between 1 to over 3.5 inches across the different CoCoRaHS stations. The monthly total at the airport was 5.20 inches or 96.7% of normal rainfall, while YTD was at 85.2% of normal. The CoCoRaHS stations had monthly rainfall totals of 2.03 inches to 6.25 inches. SPI values at 1 and 3 months were indicative of drought free conditions, while the 6, 9, and 12 months were indicative of abnormally dry to moderate drought. Given this, St. Thomas drought classification remained abnormally dry.

Similarly, St. Croix's airport had 1.96 inches of rain, while the CoCoRaHs stations had less than an inch of rain for the week. Monthly totals were 74% of normal at the airport, while CoCoRaHs stations had 2.0-4.9 inches of rain. SPI values at 1 and 3 months were indicative of drought free conditions, while the 6, 9, and 12 months were indicative of abnormally dry to moderate drought. The drought classification for St. Croix was unchanged this week and remained abnormally dry.

St. John's weekly rainfall total was 1.54 to 2.12 inches of rain across the different CoCoRaHs stations and local observations, with monthly totals from 3.19 to 5.62 inches of rain. For this week, abnormally dry conditions continued across St. John.

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