The National Water and Climate Center produces this weekly report in cooperation with the National Drought Mitigation Center and other Federal agencies. The report focuses on snowpack, precipitation, and temperature conditions in the western U.S., and features a national drought summary.
The Southwest’s much above average precipitation in May and early June was nowhere to be seen this past week. Overall, most of the West, including the Southwest, was dry with some scattered storms. Precipitation picked up along the 100th meridian, to the north in the Dakotas and to the south in Texas. The remnants of tropical storm Bill dumped significant rain along the Ohio Valley. Read more >>