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Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System -
In support of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), our office regularly monitors drought and climate conditions in the Intermountain West (CO, WY, UT, AZ, NM). Our monitoring efforts include a weekly summary and assessment of conditions and a recommendation to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

May 7, 2019 NIDIS IMW Summary -
April was a switch to warmer and drier conditions for a lot of the Intermountain West. Low elevation plains are experiencing a bit of a dry spell and are looking forward to wetter conditions in May. Snowmelt season is in high gear in the mountain areas, with a strong hydrologic response to the snowpack showing some good drought recovery.

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