The eastern half of Puerto Rico was severely dry early last week. Then storm Isaías came and everything changed.
Today, the drought monitor of the United States Department of Agriculture revealed that the precipitation that brought with it the tropical system dramatically reduced drought that now only some abnormally dry areas remain.
Due to Tropical T. Isaias, drought conditions improve significantly over PR with areas still observing atypical drought conditions due to long-term rainfall deficit. However, regarding USVI, moderate drought conditions continue. #prwx #usviwx pic.twitter.com/KVbTViggF8
– NWS San Juan (@NWSSanJuan) August 6 , 2020
Just before the passing of the tropical storm, most of the soils in Puerto Rico were under some category of drought. Only 33.63 percent of the country was in normal conditions. This week that number rose to 82.63 percent.
This means there is still an abnormally dry 17.37 left this week.