A map of the contiguous U.S. with insets for Alaska and Hawaii showing where drought is likely to improve, develop, or worsen from October 2018-January 2019

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Around three-quarters of the United States is more likely to be warmer than average than colder than average this winter according to the 2018-19 winter outlook, and drought is likely to persist or worsen across large areas of the Southwest.