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CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS in Texas and the United States

 

Drought conditions have worsened across the country. It was a dry week for the majority of the country with heavy precipitation restricted to the central and northern West Coast from the Cascades and northern Sierra Nevada westward. As a result of the overall lack of precipitation, short-term dryness developed and expanded across the south-central and southeastern United States.

(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.)

Dry weather continued in Texas expanding drought conditions across the state. The majority of the state received little precipitation (a few tenths of an inch) if any. Areas classified as under moderate drought almost doubled compared to the previous week.

Like Texas, continued dry weather in Oklahoma has led to further deterioration of drought conditions. A little less than half of the state is now classified as being under some level of drought or abnormal dryness.

(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 northern Louisiana have continued to expand. Similar to Oklahoma, a little less than half of the state is now classified as being under some level of drought or abnormal dryness.

(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.)

Over half of Georgia is now considered to be under abnormally dry conditions. Additionally, a small portion of the dry area has developed into moderate drought conditions.

(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.)

North Carolina experienced a small expansion of abnormally dry conditions due to the continued lack of precipitation in the area. However, areas under moderate drought conditions remain unchanged from the previous week.

(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.)

Like last week, it is predicted to be a relatively dry week for the majority of the United States. Moderate to heavy precipitation is expected to occur mainly in California and a small portion of Oregon and Washington. 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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