NOAA: 3 Month US Outlook for August to October: Mostly Hotter and Drier than Average | Drought Forecast for PNW

Steven Agar | | WeatherWeather
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3-month temperature forecast. Credit: NOAA

The seasonal outlook for August through October looks fairly similar to the August outlook, with the biggest changes being increased coverage for above-normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation across Alaska.

The west and Alaska, particularly, will feature much warmer than average temperatures in the upcoming three months.

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3-month precipitation forecast. Credit: NOAA

As for precipitation, Alaska, Utah, and northern Arizona should see more rain than normal.

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3-month drought forecast. Credit: NOAA

Drought is forecast to develop over parts of the Southern Plains, Middle and Lower Mississippi Valley, Pacific Northwest and Northern Great Basin during the next three months.

Hot, hot, hot:

  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts
  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • Nevada
  • California
  • Idaho
  • Utah
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • Alaska

Wet, wet, wet:

  • Utah
  • N. Arizona
  • Alaska

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