Dryness in Some Areas
The graphic below shows the most recent drought update for the western United States. Rainfall has been far below normal over most of California since January and soil moisture conditions continue to worsen in the Golden State. Dryness also persists across portions of the Desert Southwest.
Although rain and snow chances are looking better for California and the Desert Southwest in the coming weeks, amounts are likely going to be below average as we head into March.
he dryness in Utah and Colorado as well as the Pacific Northwest have the best chance to see improving moisture conditions as we head into March, April and May.