Texas and United States DROUGHT OUTLOOK
In the September 2017 Climate Prediction Center update, there is an increasing chance (~55-60 percent) of La Niña during the Northern Hemisphere fall and winter 2017-18. However, the conditions of the ocean and atmosphere system remain consistent with ENSO-neutral. To read more, click here.
In the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook update covering September through December, drought conditions are expected to persist in several states across the country. The majority of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Hawaii are predicted to remain in drought throughout the season. Additionally, drought conditions are expected to develop in parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Missouri. All remaining areas are expected to improve or have their drought condition removed entirely. To view the last NOAA U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook map, click here.
The links below will direct you to information on La Niña, ENSO, the NOAA seasonal drought outlook, and other forecasts and models.
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