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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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July 13, 2021

Next month’s Southeast Monthly Climate Webinar is on Tuesday, August 10 at 10 a.m. Eastern, with a special presentation on "Heat Risk Tools for the Southeast." Register here for upcoming monthly webinars.

July 1, 2021

Beneficial rains have been observed across the northern U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Additional improvements in drought conditions are expected through September.

View this update in Spanish.

June 8, 2021

Next month’s Southeast Monthly Climate Webinar is on Tuesday, July 13 at 10 a.m. Eastern, with a special presentation on NOAA's "New Climate Normals." Register here for upcoming monthyl webinars.

May 11, 2021

Next month’s Southeast Monthly Climate Webinar is on Tuesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. Eastern, with a special presentation on the 2021 Hurricane Outlook. Register here for upcoming webinars.

May 7, 2021

Abnormally dry to severe drought conditions continue to prevail across the islands. Eight consecutive weeks of severe drought conditions in the U.S. Virgin Islands for St. John and St. Thomas will trigger the USDA Farm Service Agency Livestock Forage Disaster Program and a USDA Secretarial Drought Declaration. Isolated areas of beneficial rains have occurred in the Luquillo Mountains and across western Puerto Rico. However, extended forecasts call for near normal to below normal rainfall to be more likely than not through July.

April 13, 2021

Next month’s Southeast Monthly Climate Webinar is on Tuesday, May 11 at 10 a.m. Eastern, with a special presentation on "Overview of the U.S. Drought Monitor." Register here for upcoming webinars.