U.S. Drought Monitor (Jan. 21): Winter Mitigates Deterioration from Dry Week

Because of the time of year, a dry week for most of the country did not cause widespread deterioration, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Jan. 21 Drought Monitor report.

The only significant exception to the pattern was the Pacific Northwest and northern Intermountain West, where amounts of 1.5 inches of precipitation or more were common for the week ending Jan. 19.

Elsewhere, most of New England experienced moderate precipitation, while areas from the upper Midwest eastward through the Great Lakes Region and lower Northeast recorded 0.25 to locally 1.0 inch.

For the full USDA report, click here.

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