Seasonal Drought Outlook – Nov., Dec., Jan.

🕔Oct 18, 2018Heavy rainfall during the past month resulted in major drought reduction throughout the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys, the southern and northern thirds of the Plains, parts of the Southwest, and […]

Virginia Cotton: Low Pressure Coastal System

🕔Oct 11, 2018Rainfall amounts have been lowered by the updated forecast. The highest numbers I am seeing is around 3.5 inches and the overall expectation is around 2″ to 3″.  This whole […]

U.S. Drought Outlook Monthly – October

🕔Oct 2, 2018Heavy to excessive rainfall resulted in a decrease in drought coverage across the central and southern Great Plains along with the Mississippi Valley during September. Drought coverage in Texas peaked […]

Corn Belt Weather: El Nino and the Central Plains

🕔Sep 25, 2018Longer term forecasts of what lies ahead for the Central Plains this fall and winter often start with a look at ocean temperature trends. Sea surface conditions in the Equatorial […]

Seasonal Drought Outlook – Oct., Nov., Dec.

🕔Sep 20, 2018Drought expanded and intensified across the Pacific Northwest and northern Plains during the past month, while heavy to excessive rainfall resulted in major drought reduction throughout the middle to lower […]

Texas Field Reports: El Niño Expected to Bring Wetter Conditions Through Winter

🕔Sep 11, 2018Texas is emerging from one of the hottest, driest summers on record, but the long-term forecast suggests winter and spring will be wet, according to the state climatologist. Dr. John […]

U.S. Drought Outlook Monthly – September

🕔Aug 31, 2018During the past month, periods of rainfall associated with frontal intrusions or MCS activity brought drought relief to parts of the central Plains and lower Mississippi Valley, as well as […]

Drought Outlook Seasonal – Sep., Oct., Nov.

🕔Aug 16, 2018During the past 30 days, a persistent ridge fueled multiple heatwaves and wildfires, and led to substantial drought expansion across the Northwest. Monsoon precipitation eased drought conditions across the Four […]

U.S. Drought Outlook Monthly – August

🕔Aug 1, 2018The Monthly Drought Outlook (MDO) for August is based on precipitation and temperature forecasts out to a month in advance, soil moisture outlooks valid for the next two weeks, recently […]

Drought Outlook Seasonal – Aug., Sep., Oct.

🕔Jul 19, 2018During the past month, a typical summertime hit and miss pattern of scattered showers and thunderstorms covered most of the Nation east of the Rockies while seasonably dry weather occurred […]

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