USDA Drought Monitor (6/30): Dry Conditions Expand From East to West

Drought conditions expanded this past week in many places across the United States, including the East, central Great Plains, and West.

According to today's Drought Monitor report of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), spotty rain and storms occurred across the East, but in areas that missed out on heavy rainfall, high temperatures, browning lawns, and curling corn signaled that rapid drying was happening in many areas.

Moderate short-term drought also began to expand in parts of New England.

By contrast, an early start to the North American Monsoon, particularly in New Mexico and southern Colorado, led to widespread improvement of extreme and exceptional drought.

For the full USDA report for June 30, click here.