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Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of May 15-21, 2019

In spite of the precipitation this week, much of western Washington and northwest Oregon were drier than normal for the last 14 to 90 days, and even out to the last 12 months.  Streamflow levels were low, with the streamflow on the Wilson River near Tillamook, Oregon near record low levels for this time of year.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Pacific Northwest DEWS

U.S. Drought Monitor - Pacific Northwest DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Pacific Northwest DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
5/21/2019
72.35%27.65%11.17%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
5/14/2019
71.69%28.31%8.48%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
2/19/2019
23.94%76.06%42.63%20.36%2.53%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/01/2019
23.00%77.00%46.03%30.96%8.30%0.00%
One Year Ago
5/22/2018
67.99%32.01%16.94%6.52%0.00%0.00%

Drought Intensities

  •       None: No Drought
  •       D0: Abnormally Dry
  •       D1: Moderate Drought
  •       D2: Severe Drought
  •       D3: Extreme Drought
  •       D4: Exceptional Drought
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