Drought Outlook Seasonal: Improvements for High Plains, Intensification for SW, Southern Plains

🕔Mar 15, 2018The drought outlook valid from March 15, 2018 through June 30, 2018 is based on initial conditions including soil moisture, current snowpack, and reservoir levels, 7-day precipitation forecasts, extended range […]

Drought Outlook Monthly: Improvements for Midwest, Midsouth; Florida Dries Out

🕔Mar 2, 2018The U.S. drought outlook for March 2018 calls for drought to persist across most areas west of the Continental Divide. Unseasonably wet and cold conditions are expected across much of […]

Drought Outlook Seasonal: Increased Dryness in the West, Central U.S. Improvements

🕔Feb 16, 2018With sub-median precipitation and above-normal temperatures favored during March and MAM, drought should persist in the southwestern quarter of the Nation, along with development in most of California and Nevada, […]

Drought Outlook – Monthly: Most Areas Should Expect a Dry Feb.

🕔Jan 31, 2018Drought development and expansion is expected to dominate the country again in February, with substantial development forecast in central and western parts of the country. The persistent below-normal precipitation observed […]

Drought Outlook Seasonal: Dryness Increased from 26% in December to 33% to Date

🕔Jan 19, 2018Drought coverage continued to increase across the contiguous states during the past month, going from just over 26 percent in mid-December to 33 percent as of January 16, 2018. This […]

Drought Outlook: Improvements for Midsouth, Not Much Luck Elsewhere

🕔Jan 8, 2018During December, drought and abnormal dryness expanded across wide swaths of the Southwest, the Plains, and the East, with the greatest degradations occurring over the south-central High Plains and the […]

Drought Outlook: Widespread Expansions Expected for Southern Third of Continental U.S.

🕔Dec 1, 2017The Monthly Drought Outlook (MDO) for December 2017 is primarily based on official precipitation forecasts from both the Weather Prediction Center (WPC, Week-1), and the Climate Prediction Center (Week 2, […]

Drought Outlook: Widespread Development Likely Across South, Southeast

🕔Nov 17, 2017During the past month, across the Northeast, the coverage of abnormal dryness (D0 on the U.S. Drought Monitor) has dropped and no areas of moderate drought (D1) remains. The development […]

Drought Outlook: Improvements for Midwest, Southeast Expected to Be Dry

🕔Nov 1, 2017The drought outlook for November uses the U.S. Drought Monitor (valid on October 24) as a starting point and is based primarily on initial conditions, 7-day precipitation forecasts, extended range […]

Drought Outlook: Improvements for Northwest, Midwest; Expansion in Southeast

🕔Oct 19, 2017The drought outlook from October 19, 2017 through January 31, 2018 is based primarily on initial conditions, 7-day precipitation forecasts, extended range (6-10/8-14 day) precipitation and temperature outlooks, the CPC […]

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