U.S. Drought Monitor (Oct. 28): Pacific Weather Systems Bring Rain to Much of Country

A series of three Pacific weather systems brought above-normal precipitation to much of the country for the week ending Oct. 26.

According to today's Drought Monitor report of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), recipient regions included the Pacific Northwest, California, Nevada, and the central to northern Rocky Mountains; eastern portions of the northern and central Plains, the southern Great Lakes, western and southern portions of the Northeast; and southeast Kansas to eastern Kentucky.

The rest of the continental United States was drier than normal, with little to no precipitation falling across much of the Southwest, central and southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley to Southeast, northern reaches of the Upper Mississippi Valley, and northern Maine.

For the full USDA report for Oct. 28, click here.

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