Wednesday, May 4, 2016

United States Drought Update

This map shows, as of this past Saturday, the amount of additional rain (above the average amounts) needed to break a drought.
It shows the drought that was developing in the winter wheat belt was extinguished by the recent rains.

California is in better shape than it has been in quite a while with more than 4" forecast in the Sierra the next five days. The developing drought in Wyoming will see some relief during this period, also.

In the East, substantial rains have fallen the last four days (since the data cut-off for the drought map).
Unfortunately, I could only get the 7-day (including three days before the drought map cut-off) data. That map shows that helpful rains have fallen in many areas.

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