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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 23, 2022

Drought heats up into summer as impacts are widely felt.

Register here for the July 21 Western U.S. Drought & Heat Webinar.

 

June 30, 2022

The Southwest Monsoon has started off strong, and forecasters are predicting the potential for a wet monsoon season this summer. Specifically, the latest 3-month outlook shows an increased chance of July–September precipitation being above normal for parts of the Southwest, with the highest odds over southern Arizona.

What does this mean for short-term and long-term conditions in the region?

June 9, 2022

Snow season ends with above-normal snowpack for much of the Northwest and Northern Rockies while the drought crisis worsens in California and the Southwest.

 

May 13, 2022

April showers bring...little drought relief.

Register here for the June 2 Drought Update and Wildfire Outlook Webinar for California and the Southwest.

 

May 5, 2022

April storms boost late-season snowpack in the Northwest and Northern Rockies while snow drought worsens in the Southwest

April 8, 2022

California-Nevada Grapples with Third Year of Drought as Wet Season Ends

Register here for the June 2 Drought Update and Wildfire Outlook Webinar for California and the Southwest.