Drought update Feb 6 2014

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.

The Northeast

Week Date Nothing D0 D1 D2 D3 D4
Current 2/4/2014 86.75 13.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Last Week 1/28/2014 88.57 11.43 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

SoutheastMaine and Pennsylvania has some drier conditions; however, overall this region has no significant drought.

Week Date Nothing D0 D1 D2 D3 D4
Current 2/4/2014 90.95 9.05 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Last Week 1/28/2014 85.21 14.79 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

MidwestOverall this region has no significant drought.

Week Date Nothing D0 D1 D2 D3 D4
Current 2/4/2014 65.04 17.14 14.90 2.93 0.00 0.00
Last Week 1/28/2014 65.14 17.16 14.78 2.93 0.00 0.00

SouthNo expansion of severe drought in the region. However, slight increases in moderate drought and drier than normal in Missouri.

Week Date Nothing D0 D1 D2 D3 D4
Current 2/4/2014 37.26 25.99 21.08 9.97 5.02 0.68
Last Week 1/28/2014 40.31 27.94 16.49 10.31 4.23 0.72

The drought conditions are getting stronger and expanding in this region.

Texas and Oklahoma are where the drought conditions are getting stronger.

High Plains

Week Date Nothing D0 D1 D2 D3 D4
Current 2/4/2014 43.15 33.51 8.90 11.58 2.55 0.30
Last Week 1/28/2014 43.27 33.40 8.90 11.58 2.55 0.30

Nebraska has some more drier than normal conditions, the rest of the region is unchanged.

West

Week Date Nothing D0 D1 D2 D3 D4
Current 2/4/2014 17.00 19.51 23.81 24.39 13.35 1.94
Last Week 1/28/2014 17.38 19.12 23.82 24.38 13.49 1.80

The strengthen of the drought has been in California.

Data coming from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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