Map of AK showing drought status as of October 9, 2018
October 15, 2018

Drought, warmth, and a towering ridge of high pressure make an unusual start to fall in Alaska.

October 9, 2018

The 2017-2018 water year came to a dry end in California at the end of September, a year after wet conditions alleviated drought. 

August 30, 2018

Hot, dry conditions turned northern Europe brown during the summer of 2018.

June 29, 2018

Capetonians will have tap water until sometime in 2019, thanks to a combination of water conservation and weather.

April 24, 2018

Extremely dry and windy conditions helped rapidly grow and spread wildfires across Oklahoma in April 2018.

February 15, 2018

Much of the southwestern United States has seen below-average amounts of snow fall so far during Winter. While currently impacting ski resorts across the region, the lack of snow could bring even greater problems to water resources later this year.

Precipitation maps
February 7, 2018

Capetonians face the prospect of their taps being turned off in the wake of poor precipitation.

January 5, 2018

Drought has deepened over the southwestern United States which has delayed the arrival of snow and start of winter for parts of Arizona.

December 15, 2017

Uncommonly large wildfires for so late in the season devastated parts of southern California, especially in areas around Los Angeles.

November 1, 2017

Several consecutive years of well below-average rains have led to low reservoir levels and water rationing in South Africa's second most populous city, Cape Town.

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