March 2, 2021

A warmer-than-average start to spring is favored for the central and eastern United States while a drier-than-average March is likely across the southern tier of the contiguous U.S.

February 1, 2021

The February 2021 outlook favors a colder- and wetter-than-average month for much of the northern and central United States.

January 4, 2021

January 2021 is favored to be wetter and warmer than average for much of the country.

December 1, 2020

December 2020 and the start of the 2020-2021 winter looks warmer and drier than average for much of the country.

November 2, 2020

November 2020 is favored to be warmer than average for much of the United States and drier than average across the southern US.

October 1, 2020

The latest maps from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center show where October 2020 is forecast to be much hotter and drier than average in the U.S. It's not a great outlook for the wildfire-affected West.

September 1, 2020

The September 2020 temperature and precipitation outlook favors a warmer- and drier-than-average September across the western United States, and a wetter-than-average month across the south-central Plains and much of the East.

July 1, 2020

July temperatures are favored to be in the warmest third of the recent climate record for much of the U.S. In the drought-stricken Southwest, the odds of well below average precipitation are higher than the odds of an average or wetter-than-average July. 

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