06/17/2020, 7:50 am EDT

MJO Phase_2 Soaks India and Roasts Australia

The Indian Monsoon arrived on-time (June 1st). However, a much wetter than normal character has emerged likely to continue the remainder of June. Last week heavy rains affected the west coast, central and northeast India and the latest 15-day rainfall anomaly forecast by the GFS maintains excessive rainfall for much of the nation into early July.
06/15/2020, 8:17 am EDT

Europe Avoids Early Summer Drought Thanks to June Rains.

Late May Europe soil moisture was scary-dry! However, early-to-middle June brought pattern change...a much wetter climate. 10-day forecasts maintain the wet weather pattern across Europe easing the drought risk present in late May.
06/12/2020, 1:45 pm EDT

Great Plains Soil Moisture is Trending Much Drier

Central U.S. seasonal soil moisture trend is notably drier. Occasional hot and dry weather events will accelerate the dryness. A period of hot weather is ahead late weekend and next week for the central and southern Great Plains further aggravating the drier soil trend for much of that region.
06/07/2020, 2:50 pm EDT

Global Soil Moisture Anomaly Analysis for May 2020

The vast majority of soils across the globe are wetter than normal which is rare during the modern climate pattern. In North America there remain wet soil regions in the Central and East U.S. although the Great Plains trend is mostly drier. The East/Southeast U.S. is trending wetter. Much of Mexico is now trending wetter. In South America a wet trend developed across Western Brazil while central Argentina and the southern Chilean Drought Area turned wetter.