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Droughts

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for February 20, 2018

July 23, 2018
According to the February 20 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 36.5% of the contiguous U.S.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for February 6, 2018

July 23, 2018
According to the February 6 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 39.6% of the contiguous U.S.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for January 30, 2018

February 1, 2018
According to the January 30 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 38.4% of the contiguous U.S.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for January 23, 2018

August 2, 2018
According to the January 23 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 35.4% of the contiguous U.S.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for January 16, 2018

January 18, 2018
According to the January 16 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 33.0% of the contiguous U.S.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for January 9, 2018

August 2, 2018
According to the January 9 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 32.1% of the contiguous U.S.

Value of the Data: U.S. Drought Monitor

August 9, 2018
Cattle ranchers and federal agencies manage drought impacts using NOAA NCEI data via the U.S. Drought Monitor.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for January 2, 2018

January 4, 2018
According to the January 2 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 27.7% of the contiguous U.S.

December 2017 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

August 9, 2018
The December 2017 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are now available for 10 regions and subregions.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for December 26, 2017

August 9, 2018
According to the December 26 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 26.4% of the contiguous U.S.