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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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February 7, 2024

Snow drought still covers much of the western U.S., with the worst conditions in the northern Rocky Mountains.

January 26, 2024

Snow Drought in Much of the Intermountain West Region Despite El Niño

January 25, 2024

Ample Precipitation—Just Not Where We Need It.

January 25, 2024

 A Very Wet Week has Improved, But Not Eliminated, Drought in the Southern Plains

January 18, 2024

Below-normal precipitation was observed across the islands since December 1, resulting in drought deterioration for Puerto Rico and continued drought across St. Thomas and St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Drought conditions are expected to persist as the dry season continues across the northeastern Caribbean. 

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January 10, 2024

2024 Begins with Record Low Snow Conditions Across the West—But Help Is on the Way