Drought Monitor Weekly: Extreme Heat, Dryness; Upper Midwest Cool

🕔Aug 22, 2019Summary The United States is in the thralls of summer, and with that can come heat, flash droughts, and occasional, if not frequent, thunderstorm activity. Several areas of the U.S. […]

Texas Field Reports: Weather Swings from Extreme to Extreme

🕔Aug 20, 2019Weather went from extremely wet to extremely hot and dry across most of Texas, according to the Texas State Climatologist. John Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D., College Station, said the weather turned from […]

Virginia Field Reports: Crops Stressed from Heat, Lack of Moisture

🕔Aug 20, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

Georgia Peanuts: Drought Threatens Dryland Crop

🕔Aug 16, 2019Current drought conditions could negatively influence Georgia peanut farmers’ plans for this year’s dryland crop, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort. While some fields are […]

NOAA Seasonal Drought Outlook – Sept., Oct., Nov.

🕔Aug 15, 2019El Niño has transitioned to ENSO-neutral, and ENSO-neutral conditions are most likely to continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2019-20 (50-55% chance). Drought coverage remains very low across the contiguous […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Overall Abnormal Dryness Spreads

🕔Aug 15, 2019Summary Rainfall this week was highly variable across the eastern two-thirds of the country, which is not unusual during summer. Heavy rain was common in the High Plains, and from […]

Georgia Field Reports: Corn Harvest Picks Up Speed

🕔Aug 13, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 11, 2019. County Comments Cole Moon, Bleckley County Extreme heat and spotty showers last week. Most places received at least one […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Dry and Hot for Contiguous 48

🕔Aug 9, 2019Summary Heavy rain fell on large parts of Alaska this past week, bringing significant short-term relief, including an end to large fire development and expansion, at least for the time […]

Iowa Field Reports: Were Too Wet, Now Too Dry

🕔Aug 7, 2019The growing season started off too wet, but now we are going to the other extreme of being too dry in places. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, just shy […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Rains with Some Big Dry Spots

🕔Aug 2, 2019Summary The far western United States was dry this week while monsoonal thunderstorms were scattered about parts of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. Widespread precipitation fell from northeast Colorado […]

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