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Current Conditions

U.S. Drought Monitor

U.S. Drought Monitor High Plains U.S. Drought Monitor 

 

For 2018 precipitation amounts so far, click here.

Precipitation and Temperature Outlook

Climate Prediction Center Temperature and Precipitation Outlooks

One Month Outlooks

Three Month Outlooks

 Temperature Outlook Precipitation Outlook

Climate Prediction Center U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook 

Seasonal Drought Outlook 

 

Related Drought Links

Acknowledgements

The drought monitor is a multi-agency effort involving NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), State and Regional Climate Centers, and the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Information for this statement has been gathered from a number of different federal, state, and local agencies including the NWS and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Observing Sites, State Cooperative Extension Services, United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and many more. 

Questions or Comments

If you have any questions or comments about this drought information please contact,

Melissa Smith
Service Hydrologist
melissa.smith@noaa.gov

or

Matthew Bunkers
Science and Operations Office
matthew.bunkers@noaa.gov

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