Map released: Thurs. September 20, 2018
Data valid: September 18, 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

There was a sharp gradient in rainfall this past week over the Northeast. Much of the region received adequate to excess rainfall, except for most of northern New England into central New York, which was dry and hot, with temperatures 6 to 12 degrees F above average. Although no changes were made this week to the depictions in the Northeast, we continue to keep an eye on this area of dryness.

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