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CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS across the United States

Last week’s winter weather along the eastern seaboard improved drought conditions there. Drought conditions mostly expanded in the rest of the US, especially in New Mexico, Texas, and parts of the Southeast.   

Current U.S. Drought Monitor

(The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC-UNL.)

Abnormally Dry conditions, the most minor form of drought under the Drought Monitor system, expanded across Texas. Over 45 percent of the state is now impacted by drought in some form.  However, overall reservoir storage in Texas still looks healthy at about 85.4 percent full. 

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/data/jpg/20170321/20170321_TX_trd.jpg

A pocket of Extreme Drought conditions is still impacting the Oklahoma panhandle. Drought conditions continue to impact upwards of 90 percent of the state, with about 40 percent considered severe and about three percent considered extreme. No areas are considered exceptional.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/data/jpg/20170314/20170314_OK_trd.jpg

(The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC-UNL.)  

After some improvements in drought conditions in Georgia over the past few weeks, drought conditions have started to expand once again. Areas impacted by drought increased 30 percent over the past week.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/data/jpg/20170321/20170321_GA_trd.jpg

(The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC-UNL.)

Up to 4 inches of precipitation in parts of California next week. Significant rain is also expected in Washington and Oregon. The great plains can expect up to an inch in most places. To see where precipitation is predicted near you, check out the NOAA Quantitative Precipitation Forecast map.

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The website links below include the current drought monitors and other current drought conditions information.

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Drought Conditions in Texas and the United States

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Drought Conditions in Texas and the United States

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