Map released: Thurs. March 15, 2018
Data valid: March 13, 2018 at 8 a.m. EDT


  • 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

Northeastern Missouri and adjacent southeastern Iowa received light precipitation during the week, with amounts approaching an inch in a few spots. Little or no precipitation fell on the remaining areas of dryness and drought in the Middle Mississippi Valley. No changes were introduced this week as the region continues to benefit from the heavy precipitation several weeks ago.

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