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U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook

The Latest Weekly Assessment From
The United States Drought Monitor

Behind The Assessments

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United States Drought Conditions

On each Thursday, the CPC, together with the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Drought Mitigation Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, and NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, issues a weekly drought assessment called the United States Drought Monitor. The Monitor provides a consolidated depiction of national drought conditions based on a combination of drought indicators and field reports. The CPC issues the U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook each month in conjunction with the release of the long-lead temperature and precipitation outlooks on the third Thursday of each month. Updates to the U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook are issued the first Thursday of each month.

6-10 Day Precipitation Outlook

8-14 Day Precipitation Outlook

Three Month Precipitation Outlook