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Temperature Anomaly Forecasts Precipitation Anomaly Forecasts Average Temperature Anomalies VS. Nighttime Temperature Forecast for Major Cattle Producing Counties* [September 10th-23rd] *50K head or greater of
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NOAA released its 3-month seasonal outlooks thus Thursday, August 15th, for September-October-November. NOAA is expecting temperatures to be above-normal from September through November for the entire country. While the likelihood of above-normal temperatures varies, the highest possibilities are for parts of the Southwest, New England, and Alaska.
Over the last week Abnormally Dry (D0) conditions expanded from approximately 21% to 43% of the Southern Plains area (KS, OK, and TX). Moderate Drought (D1, lowest drought category) expanded by about 5 percentage points to 9% of the Southern Plains area.
A ridge of high pressure is expected to setup over the west central U.S. most likley leading to above-normal temperatures over much of the southern tier of the country.
Hot temperatures and very high heat indices will continue through this weekend. A ridge of high pressure that covers all the way from the Central part of the country to the East Coast will bring dangerous summer heat wave over the next couple of days.
The August-September-October (ASO) 2019 outlooks are showing above normal average temperatures are most likely for much of the West, Southern Plains and Southeast, and the Northeast. The odds of above normal precipitation are slightly enhanced for the High Plains and the Northern Plains.
Above normal temperatures are expected for most of the Contiguous U.S. while much of the country will also continue to see decent precipitation over the next two weeks.