April 2, 2021

The April 2021 climate outlook tilts warmer than average for most of the country and drier than average across the southern tier of the United States.

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.

Map of U.S. showing number of weeks different places have been experiencing drought conditions
January 20, 2021

New website features more interactive content and easy-to-understand graphics describing current and predicted drought conditions.  

January 4, 2021

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

December 15, 2020

November 2020 was the second-warmest November on record, which increases 2020's chance of becoming the warmest year on record to over 50%.

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.

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