In spite of some recent rainy days, total precipitation in Maine and in much of New England remains far below historic averages, and much of southern Maine is now considered to be in an “extreme drought,” according to the National Drought Mitigation Center.

This interactive map shows the official drought maps for New England since the beginning of May 2016. Click and drag the slider below to watch drought conditions spread over the course of an unusually dry summer.

*As of October 20.
SOURCE: National Weather Service, University of Nebraska National Drought Mitigation Center
INTERACTIVE: Christian MilNeil | @vigorousnorth