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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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Drought Outlook: Persistence, Expansion Likely for Southeast, Central U.S.

Drought Outlook: Persistence, Expansion Likely for Southeast, Central U.S.

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Brad Pugh, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Mar 3, 2017

The anomalous wet February favors continued improvement and removal of drought north of Los Angeles as impacts ease, while the remaining drought areas of southern California and Arizona are expected to persist as the storm track shifts north early in

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Drought Outlook: California Drought Coverage Lowest Since Jan. 2012

Drought Outlook: California Drought Coverage Lowest Since Jan. 2012

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Wed Editor, with Information by Brad Pugh, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Based on the anomalously wet winter, additional heavy precipitation likely during the remainder of February, and a relatively wet climatology through March, continued improvement or removal of drought is forecast across most of central and southern California. However, long-term hydrological

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Drought Outlook: Feb. Promises More Widespread Moisture

Drought Outlook: Feb. Promises More Widespread Moisture

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Adam Allgood, NOAA 🕔Feb 1, 2017

During February, another potent storm system is anticipated to bring heavy coastal rains and mountain snows to the Pacific Northwest and California, which will help continue the pattern of drought improvement despite a potential pattern change towards dry, warm conditions

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