Texas and United States DROUGHT OUTLOOK
In the May 2017 Climate Prediction Center update, there is a nearly 50/50 chance of the continuation of ENSO neutral or the development of El Niño this fall. If El Niño does develop, it could mean wetter weather across the southwest U.S. To read more, click here.
In the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook update covering May through August 2017, drought was predicted to develop and persist in Georgia but possibly improve or be eradicated in other parts of the southeast. Small remaining pockets of drought in California and Arizona are expected to continue. The western half of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas are all expected to see improvement. 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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