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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.

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WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
331 PM EDT WED MAR 30 2016

...THE SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL IS BELOW NORMAL ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW
ENGLAND...

THE SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL FOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND IS BELOW NORMAL.
THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING DUE TO ICE JAMS IS OVER FOR THE SEASON.

THIS IS THE SEVENTH WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK OF THE
2016 SEASON. THIS WILL BE THE FINAL OUTLOOK FOR THE SEASON ISSUED BY
NWS TAUNTON. 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...ALONG WITH EXPECTED TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION OVER
THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

...RECENT PRECIPITATION...

MARCH 2016 HAS BROUGHT NORMAL TO BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THERE
IS STILL ONE MORE CHANCE FOR RAIN BEFORE THE END OF THE
MONTH...DURING THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY EVENING. 

FROM MARCH 1 THRU MARCH 29...LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION RANGED
FROM 2 TO 3.5 INCHES. HOWEVER SOME HIGHER TOTALS WERE NOTED ALONG
EAST COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS...RANGING FROM 3.5 TO 4 INCHES.
OVERALL PRECIPITATION TOTALS VARIED FROM NEAR NORMAL...TO ABOUT 2
INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

...OBSERVED SNOW DEPTHS AND WATER EQUIVALENTS...

AS OF MARCH 30...THE GROUND WAS BARE ACROSS ALL OF SOUTHERN NEW
ENGLAND. 

...RIVER AND ICE CONDITIONS...

AS OF MARCH 30...RIVERS AND STREAMS WERE RUNNING AT NORMAL TO BELOW
NORMAL LEVELS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.  

ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...THE RIVER ICE FLOOD THREAT HAS ENDED
FOR THE SEASON. 

...SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS AND WATER SUPPLY...

SOIL MOISTURE WAS BELOW NORMAL ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. THE SOIL
WAS THAWED. MOST REAL TIME GROUND WATER MONITORING WELLS ACROSS THE
REGION...COURTESY OF THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
(USGS)...WERE REPORTED TO BE AT NORMAL TO BELOW NORMAL LEVELS FOR
THIS TIME OF YEAR. 

...TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK...

THE NEXT 7 DAYS ARE EXPECTED TO BRING AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN
ACCOMPANIED BY VARIABLE TEMPERATURES. RAIN SHOWERS WILL BECOME
LIKELY FOR THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY...DUE TO THE APPROACH AND
PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT. RAINFALL OF ONE HALF INCH TO ONE INCH IS
POSSIBLE. MAINLY DRY AND MILD CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST FOR SATURDAY.
THEN ON SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY...A CLIPPER LOW AND ASSOCIATED
ARCTIC FRONT WILL CROSS OUR REGION...BRINGING SCATTERED LIGHT RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS...THEN NEAR RECORD COLD LATER SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. 

BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST FOR MUCH OF THE NEXT
WORKWEEK. THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL CHANCE FOR SNOW OR RAIN MONDAY
NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. 

THE OFFICIAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 8-14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APRIL 6
TO 12...CALLS FOR TEMPERATURES TO AVERAGE BELOW NORMAL...WITH
PRECIPITATION DURING THE SAME TIME PERIOD AVERAGING ABOVE NORMAL.

...SUMMARY...

BASED ON THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME...THE SPRING FLOOD
POTENTIAL IS BELOW NORMAL ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. THE POTENTIAL
FOR FLOODING DUE TO ICE JAMS IS OVER FOR THE SEASON.

RIVER FLOWS ARE NORMAL TO BELOW NORMAL AND THERE IS NO SNOW PACK ON
THE GROUND WAITING TO MELT. MONTH TO DATE PRECIPITATION HAS MOSTLY
BEEN BELOW NORMAL. THIS HAS ALLOWED THE SOIL MOISTURE TO DECLINE.

THIS IS THE LAST WINTER/SPRING FLOOD OUTLOOK TO BE ISSUED BY
NWS TAUNTON MA FOR THE SEASON. 

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 WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON AND CLICK ON
THE OPTION CURRENT HAZARDS...THEN CLICK ON LOCAL OUTLOOK.

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