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U.S. Drought Expands for 3rd Consecutive Week

Posted by feww on July 4, 2013

Drought conditions in U.S. expand again amid relentless heat and aridity in southern Plains

“Moderate” to “Exceptional” drought levels (D1 – D4 on the Drought Monitor scale) in the contiguous United States grew to 44.06 percent, up from 43.84 percent a week ago, the US Drought Monitor reported.

US South: D0 to D4 Drought levels increased to 60.20 percent, from 55.68 a week ago.

us drought map 2jul13
US Drought Map as of July 2, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on  July 3, 2013.

Drought Monitor Forecast:

Some rains associated with the southwest monsoon are also likely during the next 5 days.  Generally, less than 1.0 inches of rain is forecast across the Great Plains and Pacific Northwest.

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