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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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August 12, 2022

Extreme drought (D3) is now established from the North Shore of Massachusetts to the Rhode Island coast.

For more details, see the Northeast Drought Early Warning System Dashboard.

July 29, 2022

Severe drought (D2) coverage expanded in southern New England—a trend that may continue.

For more details, see the Northeast Drought Early Warning System Dashboard.

July 26, 2022

As Drought Continues Across the Central Plains, Outlooks are Calling for Hot and Dry August

 

July 22, 2022

 

Extreme Heat and No Rain Has Sparked Flash Drought in the Southern Plains.

 

 

July 21, 2022

Drought Continues to Intensify Across Portions of the Midwest

For details on the current conditions, view the July 21 North Central Climate and Drought Outlook Webinar (which be available on Friday, July 22 here).

July 15, 2022

Drought intensifies and expands as streamflow declines and crops are stressed.

For more details, see the Northeast Drought Early Warning System Dashboard.