Map released: Thurs. June 21, 2018
Data valid: June 19, 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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Northeast Drought Summary

A cool and mostly dry week for the region, with some rain coming at the end of the current period. Temperatures were 1-2 degrees below normal from Virginia to southern New England. Almost the entire region was drier than normal for the week, with the driest areas along the Atlantic coast. Abnormally dry conditions were expanded over much of New England this week as long-term hydrological issues along with short-term dryness have impacted the region.

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