New data will be added in the coming weeks. To kick things off, I have created a very cool 5-year Drought Monitor loop. The animation is fast, so you may want to watch it a few times. The trends in drought migration are interesting. The long loop above contains 257 images – one for each week between January 4, 2011 (first image) and December 1, 2015 (final image).
Long Loop of Drought Monitor Maps (5 Years)
View the animated gif (takes longer to load on a slow connection).
In North Texas, the drought ended in June 2015 after the historic rainfall during the month of May 2015. In the months that followed, a prolonged dry pattern developed resulting in the return of drought conditions. However, record rainfall once again drenched North Texas in October and again in November, ultimately bringing the drought to an end for the second time in 6 months. In California, the drought is holding strong.
Current Drought Conditions & Data (Regions Experiencing Drought)
➡︎ Updated Weekly