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CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS in Texas and the United States

The Eastern U.S. continued to remain drought free with just a few areas remaining abnormally dry. Drought conditions in the West worsened as temperatures remained higher than normal. Areas of drought expanded in the central Plains to the Midwest due to the below-normal precipitation and excessive heat. Small areas in North Dakota and Montana are now in a state of exceptional drought.

(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.)

Overall, drought conditions in Texas have persisted and dry areas have begun to expand. A small area in the Panhandle is now under a severe drought and areas of moderate drought have expanded by 1 percent. 

Like Texas, drought conditions in Oklahoma have persisted. Abnormally dry areas now cover approximately 44 percent of the entire state. Conditions are especially poor in the southern portion of the state where a small area is now under a severe drought.

(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.)  

Drought conditions in Georgia have not changed in the past week. Areas of drought and abnormal dryness remain essentially gone. Only about one percent of the state is abnormally dry, with all other more severe categories eliminated.

(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.)

Overall, only minimal amounts of precipitation are predicted in the western portion of the U.S. More significant amounts of precipitation are expected on the eastern side especially in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. To check out the forecast near you, try the NOAA Quantitative Precipitation Forecast map.

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

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