Brand-new Drought Monitor map shows increased drought conditions:
Northeast Drought Summary
Temperatures in the Northeast region this week were generally within 3 degrees of normal. The warmest temperatures compared to normal were generally in eastern and southern New England. Heavy rainfall occurred in West Virginia, while spotty rains occurred in other parts of the region, leaving most of the northern half of the region with below normal-rainfall for the week. Short-term moderate and severe drought continued to expand, especially in the New York City area, New Jersey, and New England, where rainfall was sparse and temperatures were a few degrees above normal. Water use restrictions and farming impacts were becoming common across these regions as dry conditions continued another week.