July heat and dryness rapidly worsened drought conditions across the northern Plains and upper
The latest outlook report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center indicates that drought should largely continue in this region and also southward into Texas as well.
In contrast, the summer monsoon rains are likely to offer short-term relief to the Southwest,
To view the latest U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook map, go to: http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/seasonal_drought.html