U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook

The Climate Prediction Center’s (CPC) Seasonal Drought Outlook depicts large-scale drought trends over the next three months based on subjectively derived probabilities guided by short- and long-range statistical and dynamical forecasts. Use caution for applications that can be affected by short-lived events. For a detailed regional discussion and list of tools used to create this outlook, please view the Seasonal Drought Outlook Discussion. This outlook is issued monthly on the third Thursday of each month.