04/19/2023, 5:24 pm EDT

Projecting Upper Air Pattern across North America Next 3 Seasons

Climate Impact Company projects a potential upper ridge over central North America during summer raising the risk of warmer/drier climate after a cool/snowy in the North-central U.S. Consequently, drought in the central and southwest Great Plains could expand northward.
04/18/2023, 8:45 am EDT

Last Week Great Plains Drought Conditions Worsened; Northern U.S. Snow Cover Continues

The intense drought spread across the central and southwest Great Plains and into Texas worsened last week. The worsening condition in this region was observed in each climate division within the affected area except much of Kansas where intense drought remained steady, southeast Colorado, and the upper coast of Texas.
04/16/2023, 9:47 am EDT

Great Plains Drought is Worsening

During the past 7 days the U.S. precipitation pattern observed a widening dry regime featuring little or no precipitation across most of the U.S. including the ongoing D3/D4 drought in the central and southwest Great Plains to Texas. The only recent wet periods in the Central U.S. were Feb. 26-Mar. 4 and Mar. 19-25 when heavy amount stayed just east of the drought zone. Consequently, the drought condition is increasingly aggressive from Nebraska to Kansas to northwest and west-central Texas .