Thursday, December 2, 2010

NOAA Seasonal Drought Outlook Map for the U.S.

United States Seasonal Drought Outlook Graphic - click on image to enlarge

Drought is projected to persist in the central and southern Plains, with drought expanding into parts of south-central Nebraska and northwestern Kansas. Due mainly to climate anomalies associated with moderate to strong wintertime La NiƱa episodes, drought is expected to persist and/or expand from the southern Rockies, central Great Basin into central Nevada, and continue to improve in the Pacific Northwest and the northern Rockies.