Drought Outlook for the United States
Overall, oceanic and atmospheric conditions remain consistent with El Niño. In the May 2019 Climate Prediction Center update, it was determined that El Niño is likely to continue through the Northern Hemisphere summer 2019 (70 percent chance) and fall (55-60 percent chance). To read more, click here.
In the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook update covering May through August, existing drought conditions are expected to persist in Washington, Georgia, South Carolina, Alaska and Hawaii. Drought development is predicted to occur in portions of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii. It is projected that the rest of the area previously under drought will either improve or drought conditions in the area will be alleviated entirely. To view the latest NOAA U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook map, click here.
The links below will direct you to information on El Niño, ENSO, the NOAA seasonal drought outlook, and other forecasts and models.
Additional Information and Data