This last week was for the lower 48 states was relatively quite of statistical changes at Drought Monitor.
The biggest change was in Louisiana.
However, the drought out West, though not “expanding” or “intensifying”–the effects are starting to truly set in. Here are some articles from the last couple of days to show what is going on.
There is a chance of rain for Oregon next 10 days:
Portland on the 28th 50% and 31st 30%
Eugene on the 28th 40% and 30th 30% and 31th 60%
The weather can shift and change rapidly–so by the 28th it could be have 0% of rain or it could be “back to normal” here in Oregon.
(I am not including days with only 10% chance)
Next update is the 30th of Jan.
Hope the is a break in the drought out west, especially in California.