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Lat: 42.59N, Lon: 71.82W
Wx Zone: MAZ004 CWA Used: BOX

Massachusetts Drought Monitor

The Massachusetts Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of Massachusetts land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.

Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.

Massachusetts Drought Monitor

Massachusetts Hydrologic Information Statement

Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.

FGUS71 KBOX 281206

806 AM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...The Spring Flood Potential is near normal...

The Spring flood potential for southern New England is near normal. 
The following web site has a map depicting the flood potential 

This is the tenth and final spring flood potential outlook of the 
2017 season. This outlook is based on current and forecast 
hydrometeorological conditions. This includes snow cover and snow 
water equivalent, stream and river levels and the amount of ice 
coverage, recent precipitation and temperatures, and expected 
temperatures and precipitation over the next two weeks. 

...Recent Precipitation...

April precipitation has been above normal. Precipitation totals 
within eastern MA and RI ranged from 5.5 to over 8 inches. This was 
1.5 to over 3 inches above normal. Across interior Massachusetts and 
north central to northeast Connecticut, Precipitation totals 
mainly ranged between 4.5 and 7 inches. This was normal to 2 
inches above normal.

...Observed snow depths and water equivalents...  

As of April 28, no snow remained across southern New England.

...River and Ice Conditions... 

As of April 28, rivers and streams in the area were running at 
normal to above normal levels. Last night the Pawcatuck River at 
Westerly crested just below Flood Stage, due to recent rains and a 
boost by the overnight high tide. The river is expected to
gradually recede over the next couple of days.

...Soil Moisture Conditions...  

Soil moisture was near normal for this time of year. 

...Temperature and Precipitation Outlook...

Over the next 7 days there are chances for additional rainfall. 
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms cross southern New 
England this morning. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms
are possible tonight into Saturday ahead of an approaching cold 
front. Additional unsettled weather may occur during Sunday into 
early next week, associated with an area of low pressure emerging 
from the southern Plains States into the Great Lakes Region. The 
next chance for a widespread soaking rainfall appears to be 
towards the end of the next workweek. 


Based on information available at this time, the spring flood 
potential is near normal across southern New England. 

Rivers and streams were mainly at normal or above normal flows, 
and soil moisture is near normal. A lack of snow pack within 
southern New England is typical for late-April. There will be 
chances for showers over the course of the next week, with the 
potential for a more widespread soaking rainfall towards the end of 
the next workweek. 

Keep in mind that heavy rain can cause flooding any time of the 
year. Those with interests along rivers and streams should check the 
Hazardous Weather Outlook, which highlights any potential flood 
events over the next 7 days. Go to and 
click on the option Hazards, then click on Local Outlook.

This is the final outlook for the 2017 Spring season.


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