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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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June 12, 2024

Persistent Snow Drought in Parts of the West Expected to Intensify and Expand Summer Drought Conditions

June 7, 2024

Above-normal to much above normal rainfall was observed across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the past two months, putting an end to remaining drought across the Caribbean U.S. territories. In fact, through May 31, parts of the USVI and Puerto Rico are having their wettest year on record.

June 6, 2024

Despite recent precipitation, drought expected to intensify this summer

May 23, 2024

Timely Spring Rains Bring Much Needed Relief, but Areas of Drought Persist. 

May 16, 2024

Hot and Dry Summer Ahead for the Southern High Plains

May 8, 2024

Snow Drought Expands in Parts of the Western U.S. with Early and Rapid Snowmelt