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Severe Thunderstorms in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Northern Plains; Flash Flooding Possible in Central Plains

Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms are expected Saturday across parts of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, as well as across parts of the northern Plains. Excessive rainfall over a portion of the central Plains may bring flooding Saturday and Sunday. Critical fire weather conditions will exist over the Great Basin and central and southwest Alaska Saturday. Read More >

Drought Information

 


 

Spring rainfall eroded drought conditions in some areas,
but drought persists across much of the region.

With La Niña expected to prevail throughout the warm season,
drought conditions are likely to expand this summer.

 

U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook

 


Current Drought Conditions

  

U.S. Drought Monitor

 

U.S. Drought Monitor - North and Central Texas

 

U.S. Drought Monitor - Texas

 


Fire Danger

  

The spring growing season is in full swing, but vegetation remains drought-stressed in many areas.  Dry grasses are still conducive to fire initiation and spread.  The days of greatest concern for grassfires are those that are warm and windy with low humidity.  Even if a formal burn ban is not in effect for your area, it is still important to be vigilant about fire usageAvoid open flames near dry vegetation, and assure all coals and embers are fully extinguished.

 

Texas Outdoor Burn Bans

Keetch-Byram Drought Index

The Keetch-Byram Drought Index is a drought statistic specifically designed to assess fire danger.

 

 


 Drought Links

 

 National Integrated Drought Information System

 National Drought Mitigation Center

  Drought Impact Reporter

  Precipitation Estimates

  Lake Levels