Overall U.S. Drought Conditions Ease as Some Pockets Remain Ahead of Hotter July Weather

Posted on 06/21/2018 9:31 AM
Drought conditions shrank and their severity eased in parts of the U.S. after rain the past week, according to data from the weekly Drought Monitor. About 27.1% of the continuous U.S. was in moderate to exceptional drought on June 19, down from 27.9% a week ago and 7% a year earlier.   Drought conditions inched up to 5.3% in the 9-sta...