You are here

Drought conditions overall have improved from the previous week. The DSCI (drought severity and coverage index) decreased from 63 to 61. A powerful storm system impacted much of the continental United States delivering heavy rain and snow to the West, snow and wind to parts of the Plains and upper Midwest and severe weather and tornadoes to the mid-Mississippi valley and Southeast coast. Degradations in drought conditions for the previous week were limited to an expansion of abnormally dry conditions in Texas.

...

Subscribe to our Blogs

TagsCurrent Drought Conditions, Drought Index, Drought Maps, Drought Monitor, Drought Response, Drought Restrictions, Groundwater, Historical Data, reservoir levels, streamflow,

In the November 2018 Climate Prediction Center update, it was determined that El Niño is expected to form and continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2018-19 (~80% chance) and into spring (~55-60% chance). The official forecast favors the formation of a weak El Niño, with the expectation that the atmospheric circulation will eventually couple to the anomalous equatorial Pacific warmth. To read more, click here.

In the National Oceanic and...

Subscribe to our Blogs

TagsLa Nina, Forecasts, Drought Outlook, Drought Maps, Climate,

Recent rainfall has brought significant improvements to drought-stricken areas across the South Central United States. Lake levels are rising and crops are flourishing, but how do we know if the rain will continue in the coming days?

Freese and Nichols is pleased to announce the launch of our interactive precipitation forecast map. This map displays the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Quantitative...

Subscribe to our Blogs

TagsDrought Maps, NOAA rainfall,

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook map for April 17 through July 31, 2014 shows drought to persist or intensify in most of the southwestern United States. In Texas, drought is expected to develop, persist or intensify throughout parts of West Texas and the Panhandle. In the eastern and southern portions of the state, drought improvement or removal is likely. To view the NOAA U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook map, click here

On April 10,...

Subscribe to our Blogs

TagsLa Nina, Forecasts, El Niño, Drought Outlook, Drought Maps, Climate,

Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Zebra mussels are back in the news, and as they spread farther into North Texas, Freese and Nichols is helping to address the threat posed by the invasive species.

(Star-Telegram article: Officials bracing for spread of zebra mussels​)

So far, the major impact of zebra mussels on our clients has been that North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has lost access to water supply from Lake Texoma because of...

Subscribe to our Blogs

Tagsstreamflow, reservoir levels, Historical Data, Groundwater, Drought Restrictions, Drought Response, Drought Monitor, Drought Maps, Drought Index, Current Drought Conditions,