Drought Monitor Weekly: Storms Bring Relief, Some Areas Remain Dry Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
Summary Storms continued to take aim at the Pacific Northwest this week, bringing multiple rounds of heavy rain along the coast and lower elevations, and snow to the mountains. Many […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Snows Provide Improvements Jan 8, 2021

🕔Jan 8, 2021
Summary Since the release of last week’s map, several storm systems impacted the Lower 48. The first spread snowfall across the Rockies and into the Plains and Midwest. The second […]

Virginia: Suffolk County Designated Natural Disaster Area to Drought Jan 8, 2021

🕔Jan 8, 2021
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Suffolk, Virginia, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive moisture that has occurred since Aug. 1, 2020, and drought […]

Texas: 6 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Jan 7, 2021

🕔Jan 7, 2021
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated six Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in who suffered losses caused by recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Year Ends on Generally Wet Note Jan 1, 2021

🕔Jan 1, 2021
Summary Precipitation fell across much of the United States this week, with widespread moderate amounts (1-2 inches) falling on the eastern third of the CONUS, as a strong storm system […]

NOAA Drought Outlook Monthly – January Jan 1, 2021

🕔Jan 1, 2021
The moderate La Niña event is likely to continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2020-2021 (a 95% chance during January-March), with a potential transition during the Spring 2021 (50% chance […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Limited Relief for California Dec 24, 2020

🕔Dec 24, 2020
Summary Most of this week’s precipitation across the CONUS fell on portions of the Pacific Northwest, Southeast, and Northeast. Typical of La Nina conditions, the northward displacement of the storm […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Record Dryness Out West with Limited Relief Dec 18, 2020

🕔Dec 18, 2020
Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw some modest improvements in drought conditions across portions of the Southwest, southern Great Plains, South, lower Midwest, and portions of the Northeast. Drought-related […]

NOAA Seasonal Drought Outlook – Dec., Jan., Feb. Dec 18, 2020

🕔Dec 18, 2020
Moderate La Niña conditions continued over the equatorial Pacific, with a 95-percent chance of persisting through the end of March 2021. The MJO is also active, with an eastern Maritime […]

Drought Risk to the Ag Sector – Federal Reserve Dec 9, 2020

🕔Dec 9, 2020
Drought is a perennial and long-term risk that can negatively affect the farm economy through lower yields, loss of crops, reduced farm revenues, and lower sales for farm suppliers. As […]

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