Much of NH in moderate drought

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More than half of the state is considered to be entering a drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Just over 56% of New Hampshire, including the Seacoast, the Merrimack Valley the area surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee and the eastern Mount Washington Valley, is currently experiencing a moderate drought, up from just over 4% last week, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday.>> Drought monitor report for New HampshireThe report factors in precipitation that fell between last Tuesday at 8 a.m. and this past Tuesday at 8 a.m. The expected weather pattern over the next week isn’t expected to provide much rain, so conditions could worsen for next week’s report.A little more than 41% of the state, including western New Hampshire, most of the White Mountains and North Country, is considered to be seeing abnormally dry conditions. There are no drought conditions to report in the far northeastern stretches of the state toward Canada. Historically, New Hampshire has seen some severe and extreme droughts, including in the early 1900s, the 1940s and the early 1990s. Extreme droughts occurred in recent years, too, in 2016 and 2020, the latter of which left lingering effects into the summer of 2021.

More than half of the state is considered to be entering a drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Just over 56% of New Hampshire, including the Seacoast, the Merrimack Valley the area surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee and the eastern Mount Washington Valley, is currently experiencing a moderate drought, up from just over 4% last week, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday.

>> Drought monitor report for New Hampshire

The report factors in precipitation that fell between last Tuesday at 8 a.m. and this past Tuesday at 8 a.m.

The expected weather pattern over the next week isn’t expected to provide much rain, so conditions could worsen for next week’s report.

A little more than 41% of the state, including western New Hampshire, most of the White Mountains and North Country, is considered to be seeing abnormally dry conditions.

There are no drought conditions to report in the far northeastern stretches of the state toward Canada.

Historically, New Hampshire has seen some severe and extreme droughts, including in the early 1900s, the 1940s and the early 1990s. Extreme droughts occurred in recent years, too, in 2016 and 2020, the latter of which left lingering effects into the summer of 2021.

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