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Current Conditions

Regional Climate Impacts and Outlook documents summarize seasonal conditions four times a year, in March, June, September and December. Regions include the Northeast, Gulf of Maine, Southeast, South, Midwest, Great Lakes region, Missouri River Basin, Western Region, Alaska and Northern Canada, and Hawaii and the Pacific. Select and download the most recent Outlook for your region here

U.S. Drought Monitor
Percent Area in Continental U.S. (Full Statistics)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
This Week
3/21/2017
63.78%36.22%15.97%3.74%0.43%0.00%
Last Week
3/14/2017
68.14%31.86%15.21%3.95%0.49%0.00%
Current Palmer Drought Index, Long-Term (Meteorological) Conditions
Percent Area of Continental U.S. in Palmer Drought Index Moderate to Extreme
Last Saturday
3/18/2017
13.96%
Previous Saturday
3/11/2017
12.33%
New data is posted on Tuesdays.

Last Week Drought Change

US Drought Monitor One Week Class Change

Last Month Drought Change

US Drought Monitor One Month Class Change

Forecast

U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook

Impacts

U.S. Corn Areas Experiencing Drought

The USDA produces a PDF report containing maps and charts showing agricultural areas in the continental U.S. impacted by drought, including those producing corn, soybeans, hay, cattle, and wheat. Information includes state-by-state percentages of each crop impacted by drought, and tracks the national percentage of each crop in drought for the previous 12 months.