2 min, 4 sec

This video runs through NOAA's spring 2021 forecast for drought, floods, precipitation, and temperature. Close to half of the Lower 48 states was in some level of drought as of mid-March, and drought is not expected to abate in most places. Combined with a forecast favoring much warmer than average temperatures, it could be a tough spring for fire managers, ranchers, and growers. See all maps below.