The lack of moisture in February drove most of California into the D0 (abnormally dry) to D1 (moderate drought) category, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Drought and abnormally dry conditions crept back in California in November, but wet weather including mountain snow and rain storms have largely eliminated arid regions, a US drought monitor … They said it: Big dry spell’s afoot By Bay Area News Group. December 10, 2020 - This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw intensification of drought across parts of the western U.S. including California, … Thursday’s release of the current drought monitor showed significant upgrades to drought severity across California, including the Sierra, Central Coast and into Southern California. The Sept. 22 map had 3% of the state in extreme drought … Thursday’s release of the current drought monitor showed significant upgrades to drought severity across California Data and methods. The new federal Drought Monitor map shows that localized drought conditions are increasing in Northern California. Droughts that last for mutliple years are a common occurrence in the state of California. Display Previous California Drought Monitor Maps: California Drought Map for December 1, 2020; California Drought Map for November 24, 2020; California Drought Map for November 17, 2020 “Abnormal dryness and drought … Thursday’s release of the current drought monitor showed significant upgrades to drought severity across California, including the Sierra, Central Coast and into Southern California. April 30, 2020 at 2:14 p.m. California is no stranger to drought; it is a recurring feature of our climate. Summary. We recently experienced the 5-year event of 2012-2016, and other notable historical droughts included 2007-09, 1987-92, 1976-77, and off-and-on dry conditions spanning more than a decade in the 1920s and 1930s. The U.S. Drought Monitor, a weekly index compiled by multiple federal agencies, says 95% of California is experiencing drought-like conditions. Topography in the region varies greatly, resulting in diverse climate conditions. U.S. Drought Monitor - The National Drought Mitigation Center. A report by the U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday confirmed what anyone living in California or the Southwest already know: We need rain. California Drought Monitor - June 2020. Original data sources are linked to directly in the visualizations above. 1 day ago. Datasets used in the visualizations above and methods used to create them can be found here: Drought, reservoir, snow, withdrawal, Landsat imagery Badly. California inching toward statewide drought By Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee. California Department of Water Resources. April 19, 2020 at 6:30 a.m.