Drought Monitor Weekly: West Remains Wet; Southern Plains Dry

🕔Feb 15, 2019Southeast Dryness and drought only exist in southeastern Florida. Several tenths of an inch fell on northern sections of the dry area, and little or none fell on central and […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Pelt California, Mostly Dry Elsewhere

🕔Feb 7, 2019Summary Significant precipitation evaded most areas of dryness and drought this week, with one major exception. Heavy precipitation pelted much of California, particularly along the coast and in the higher […]

NOAA Monthly Drought Outlook – February

🕔Feb 1, 2019During the past 30-days, widespread drought improvement was depicted by the Drought Monitor across much of the Southwest, in parts of the Northwest, south-central and northern Plains, and northern New […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Polar Vortex Blasts Midwest, East Remains Wet

🕔Jan 31, 2019Summary Colder than normal temperatures dominated most of the United States for the week, especially areas east of the continental divide. The eastern half of the country remained quite wet, […]

Texas: Water Management During Drought Program, El Paso, Feb. 19

🕔Jan 31, 2019An educational program called “Managing Under Drought: Water Management Information for Growers in the Middle Rio Grande” will be offered Feb. 19 in El Paso. The program is free and […]

Farming: Weather is Leading Cause of U.S. Crop Loss – How Do You Assess the Risk?

🕔Jan 25, 2019Agricultural policy analysis can be improved with a systematic approach to assessing relative risks for agricultural production. For example, the climate variables used to predict agricultural production outcomes are often […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Abundant Rain, Snow with Cold East, Warm West

🕔Jan 24, 2019Summary An active pattern has continued with general ridging over the West and a trough digging in through the central and eastern United States. During the past week, a strong […]

Seasonal Drought Outlook – Feb., March, April

🕔Jan 18, 2019Near- to above-normal precipitation during the past 30 days once again prevailed across the eastern half of the Nation, leaving only moderate drought in southeastern Florida, northern North Dakota, and […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Heavy Snows, Rain

🕔Jan 18, 2019Summary A mixture of rain and snow accompanied a low pressure system from the Great Lakes to New England during early January. An upper-level low and its associated surface low […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Generally Wet for Southeast, Southwest

🕔Jan 11, 2019Summary A strong upper-level low resulted in surface low development along the western Gulf Coast on January 3. This low pressure system then tracked northeast to the mid-Atlantic by January […]

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