The high pressure system off of California that had maintained the drought conditions on the Pacific coast has broken down. An atmospheric river has hit central to northern California; how much of the region’s drought conditions will weaken in the west from this event–time will tell. In the south, the stronger drought conditions are slowly returning. The rest of the country is unchanged or improving.
For statistics for each region, see below.
SoutheastMaine and Pennsylvania has some drier conditions; however, overall this region has no significant drought.
MidwestOverall this region has no significant drought.
SouthNo expansion of severe drought in the region. However, slight increases in moderate drought and drier than normal in Missouri.
The drought conditions are getting stronger and expanding in this region.
Texas and Oklahoma are where the drought conditions are getting stronger.
Nebraska has some more drier than normal conditions, the rest of the region is unchanged.
The strengthen of the drought has been in California.
Data coming from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.