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Drought Outlook: Expect Improvements for the Midwest, Plains to Remain Dry

Drought Outlook: Expect Improvements for the Midwest, Plains to Remain Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Adam Allgood, NOAA 🕔Aug 17, 2017

During the boreal fall months, climatological precipitation decreases across the Plains, and increases over the Northwest, while the transitional month of October is generally a drier time of year for much of the Nation. Above normal temperatures are favored to

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Drought Outlook: No Relief for Northern Plains, Some Improvement Moving South

Drought Outlook: No Relief for Northern Plains, Some Improvement Moving South

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Aug 1, 2017

During August, drought should persist across much of the northern Plains with expansion expected in western Montana, while some improvement is possible in extreme southern sections of the northern Plains (southeast South Dakota and Nebraska) as decent rains fell in

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Drought Outlook: Improvements  Expected for Eastern Dakotas, Southern Plains

Drought Outlook: Improvements Expected for Eastern Dakotas, Southern Plains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Jul 20, 2017

The latest ENSO Advisory favors ENSO-neutral conditions into the Northern Hemisphere winter 2017-18 (50-55% chance). In addition, this period (summer into fall) is notoriously difficult to predict due to variable summertime convection and the wild card Atlantic hurricane season. Furthermore,

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Drought Outlook: Improvements, Removal Expected for Most Areas

Drought Outlook: Improvements, Removal Expected for Most Areas

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Richard Tinker, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Jun 15, 2017

Drought coverage across the country progressively declined through most of the first half of 2017, declining to less than 4 percent of the 50 states plus Puerto Rico in late May. During the first half of June, drought expanded and

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Drought Outlook: Improvements Expected for Southeast, Texas; Dry in the Southwest, Northern Plains

Drought Outlook: Improvements Expected for Southeast, Texas; Dry in the Southwest, Northern Plains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Richard Tinker, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Jun 2, 2017

Generally wet weather in May kept the drought coverage steadily declining to less than 4 percent of the United States at the time of this release. Significant drought coverage is limited to the western half of the Big Island in

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Drought Outlook: Removal, Easement Expected for Most of Southeast

Drought Outlook: Removal, Easement Expected for Most of Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Rich Tinker, NOAA 🕔May 18, 2017

Drought coverage across the country has progressively declined over the past several months, as assessed by the Drought Monitor. At the end of November 2016, drought encompassed more than one-quarter of the nation. That number dropped below 12 percent at

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Drought Outlook: Dryness to Expand in Lower Southeast, Improve Further Inland

Drought Outlook: Dryness to Expand in Lower Southeast, Improve Further Inland

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Miskus, NOAA 🕔May 5, 2017

Thanks in large part to a very wet April, the April 25, U.S. Drought Monitor had the smallest CONUS drought (D1-D4) on record (6.1%) – which dates back to January 2000. In addition, the smallest CONUS D2-D4 was also established

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Drought Outlook: Expansion Likely Across Southeast, With Improvements in Florida

Drought Outlook: Expansion Likely Across Southeast, With Improvements in Florida

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Wed Editor, with Information by David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Apr 20, 2017

Although the climatologic dry season is fast approaching in the West, the past 30 days continued to bring ample precipitation to much of the region. In addition, 30-day temperatures have averaged near to below normal in the Northwest and northern

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Drought Outlook: April Favors Widespread Improvements, Removal

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Anthony Artusa, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Mar 31, 2017

With the climatological transition from the wet season to the dry season across the West, small areas of pre-existing drought in southern California and southern Arizona are favored to persist in April. Climatology for April favors increased precipitation across the

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Drought Outlook: Expansion Likely Down Texas Panhandle, Removal for Central U.S.

Drought Outlook: Expansion Likely Down Texas Panhandle, Removal for Central U.S.

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Anthony Artusa, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Mar 16, 2017

After a phenomenal wet season for California and other parts of the western contiguous U.S. this winter, the climatological dry season is approaching. Any lingering pockets of moderate drought or abnormal dryness are expected to persist during the April-May-June (AMJ)

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