NOAA Drought Outlook Seasonal – June, July, Aug. May 22, 2020

🕔May 22, 2020
As the dry season starts in late May and June for the western contiguous U.S. and based on precipitation and temperature forecasts and outlooks at most time ranges, the most […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Dry with Some Wet Spots May 15, 2020

🕔May 15, 2020
Summary Light precipitation at best covered most of the 48 states, so drought deterioration was more common than improvement this past week. Less than half an inch fell on most […]

NOAA Drought Outlook Monthly – May May 1, 2020

🕔May 1, 2020
With the rainy season coming to a close across the western contiguous U.S., pre-existing drought areas are most likely to persist during May. The north-central CONUS has been trending drier […]

NOAA Drought Outlook Seasonal – May, June, July Apr 17, 2020

🕔Apr 17, 2020
As the rainy season draws to a close for the western contiguous U.S., the most likely outcome is for current drought to persist. There is also the potential for new […]

NOAA Monthly Drought Outlook – April Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
There have not been significant changes to the incipient drought situation since the release of the April – June seasonal drought outlook. Recent forecasts for the western U.S. have changed […]

NOAA Drought Outlook Seasonal – April, May, June Mar 20, 2020

🕔Mar 20, 2020
As predicted in the previous seasonal drought outlook, drought conditions expanded across much of the West Coast states as subnormal precipitation during the wet season resulted in drying soils, below-average […]

NOAA Monthly Drought Outlook – March Mar 3, 2020

🕔Mar 3, 2020
Overall, the West saw an increase in drought coverage for the month of February as the rainy season never picked up. Persistence and expansion are favored for March over much […]

NOAA Drought Outlook Seasonal – March, April, May Feb 20, 2020

🕔Feb 20, 2020
Drought will likely persist in the Pacific Northwest, with additional drought expected to develop in Oregon and eastern Washington in association with below-normal precipitation favored during the March-April-May (MAM) period. […]

NOAA Monthly Drought Outlook – February Jan 31, 2020

🕔Jan 31, 2020
Early in the period, the 7-day QPF from WPC predicts moderate to heavy precipitation in Washington, the northern and central Rockies, and the southeastern quarter of the U.S. Dry weather […]

NOAA Drought Outlook Seasonal – Feb., March, April Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
After drought (D1-D4) in the contiguous U.S. rose to 21.2% in late October (from a minimum of 2.3% on April 23) when late summer and early autumn flash drought conditions […]

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