IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 08 November 2021

Goodbye D2

Posted: 08 Nov 2021 05:32 AM

The weekly update to the US Drought Monitor released last week removed the remaining "D2 Severe" classification of drought over the state. The significant rains of October helped put a large dent in the drought that has plagued much of 2021. The featured chart presents a time series of weekly drought coverage classification for the state over the past two years. Only for one week during this period was the entire state nearly covered by some drought category. It is never too early to start looking forward to how the lingering drought will progress over the cold season into next year's spring. Climatology does not offer much of significant rainfall totals over the cold season, but there is also not much demand for water outside of replenishing soil moisture reserves and area reservoir dams.

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