Drought Conditions and Outlook, March 2019

    Drought Outlook

    Over the course of the last month, much of the state has been affected by abnormal dryness or drought. The outlook is positive, though, with conditions in all drought areas as of March 19 expected to improve by the end of June. Most of the area is expected to come out of drought. One percent of the state is projected to remain in drought but is expected to be in moderate drought, the least intense of all the drought categories.

    Drought condition information comes from the U.S Drought Monitor, and the outlooks are produced by NOAA. We developed the Forest Drought web application to bring these two sources together and tie them to Texas forests. The app always has the latest data and lets you explore current conditions and outlooks as well as trends on forestland or all land in Texas.

    The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Drought Outlook is produced by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center experts.


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      Rebekah Zehnder
      Geospatial Analyst
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