Northeast Drought Early Warning Update
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January 14, 2021

Drought Early Warning Update for the

Monitoring Snowfall and Snow Water Equivalent for Potential to Increase Spring Groundwater Levels

Don’t Miss the 2021 Drought Recap Included in this Update
Key Points

  • Abnormally Dry (D0) conditions stretched from northern Vermont to northern Maine
  • Moderate Drought (D1) remained in northern New Hampshire and Maine
  • Severe Drought (D2) persisted only in northwest Maine
The rest of this drought update, including current conditions, outlooks, impacts, and the 2021 recap, is available online.
This Drought Early Warning Update is issued in partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to communicate concern for drought expansion and intensification within the Northeast U.S. based on recent conditions and the forecasts and outlooks. NIDIS and its partners will issue future Drought Early Warning Updates as conditions evolve.

This covers the following states in the Northeast U.S.: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York.

Additional Resources

Prepared By
Sylvia Reeves
NOAA/National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)

Samantha Borisoff, Jessica Spaccio, Keith Eggleston, Art DeGaetano
Northeast Regional Climate Center

Ellen Mecray
Regional Climate Services Director, Eastern Region, NOAA

David Hollinger and Maria Janowiak
USDA Climate Hubs

Gardner Bent
USGS/New England Water Science Center

In partnership with National Weather Service Offices of the Northeast and State Climate Offices of the Northeast.