Utah is dry and getting drier

Rain has been scarce in Utah for months. Drought, from moderate to extreme, has gripped much of the state, shown below left. Some parts of the state have gone as many as 60-plus days without measureable rain, below right.
Drought severity index
Exceptional

Days since measureable rain
60 or more

Extreme Severe
Dry

Moderate Abnormally dry

31-59 days 20-30 days
29

15-19 days 11-14 days 7-10 days
29 31

30

Severe

Extreme

21 31 30 60 32

20

Moderate Severe
72 72 60 21 60

21 30 38

Sources: utahfireinfo.com, National Resource Conservation Service

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The Salt Lake Tribune

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