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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.

January 7, 2020 NIDIS IMW Summary -
Calendar Year 2019 showed wetter than average conditions for most of the Intermountain West with cooler than average temperatures to the north and warmer to the south. The start of the new year has been mostly dry for the lower elevations, with some precipitation accumulation in the mountains. Snowpack around the IMW is in good condition.

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