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About Drought Status Updates: NIDIS and partners issue drought status updates to communicate a potential area of concern for drought expansion and/or development, based on recent conditions and the upcoming forecast.
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September 29, 2023

Dry Conditions Persist In Western New York; New England and New York Anticipate Vibrant Fall Colors.

For more information, visit the Northeast DEWS Dashboard.

September 29, 2023

Drought conditions continue to prevail across the local islands, in particular on St. Thomas and St. Croix. Record heat in most areas has intensified drought impacts.

However, improvements are possible during the next few weeks as a wetter pattern begins to occur across the northeast Caribbean.


September 22, 2023

Conditions are expected to improve after a summer of intense drought.

September 21, 2023

Drought Deteriorations Due to Late Summer Hot and Dry Conditions in Southern Portions of Intermountain West Region 


August 31, 2023

Drought to Persist or Worsen in Portions of the Missouri River Basin Due to Continued Hot and Dry Conditions

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August 25, 2023

Drought and Low Water Levels Likely to Worsen with Dry and Hot Forecast Persisting into September

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