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Seasonal Drought Outlook (SDO) Archives

Available Years:
20212020201920182017201620152014
20132012201120102009200820072006

Note: In June 2013, the Climate Prediction Center made modifications to the U.S. Drought Outlooks. One of the major changes involved the replacement of the updated Seasonal Drought Outlook (SDO) with a new Monthly Drought Outlook (MDO). This change is reflected in the "Verification" column of the SDO archive table, starting with the July-September 2013 outlook (released on June 20, 2013), as there is now only one SDO verification link. Prior to this time, an SDO verification was made for the initial as well as the updated Seasonal Drought Outlook. Verifications for the MDO are available on the Monthly Drought Outlook archive web page.


Individual Verifications:
2021
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification

2020
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification
Aug-Oct 202007/16/2020PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)
Jul-Sep 202006/18/2020PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)
Jun-Aug 202005/21/2020PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)
May-Jul 202004/16/2020PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)
Apr-Jun 202003/19/2020PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)
Mar-May 202002/20/2020PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)
Feb-Apr 202001/16/2020PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)
Jan-Mar 202012/19/2019PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)

2019
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification
Dec-Feb 2019/2011/21/2019PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)
Nov-Jan 2019/2010/17/2019PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)
Oct-Dec 201909/19/2019PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Sep-Nov 201908/15/2019PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Aug-Oct 201907/18/2019PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Jul-Sep 201906/20/2019PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Jun-Aug 201905/16/2019PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
May-Jul 201904/18/2019PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Apr-Jun 201903/21/2019PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Mar-May 201902/21/2019PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Feb-Apr 201901/17/2019PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Jan-Mar 201912/20/2018PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO

2018
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification
Dec-Feb 2018/1911/15/2018PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Nov-Jan 2018/1910/18/2018PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Oct-Dec 201809/20/2018PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Sep-Nov 201808/16/2018PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Aug-Oct 201807/19/2018PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Jul-Sep 201806/21/2018PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Jun-Aug 201805/17/2018PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
May-Jul 201804/19/2018PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Apr-Jun 201803/15/2018PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Mar-May 201802/15/2018PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Feb-Apr 201801/18/2018PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Jan-Mar 201812/21/2017PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO

2017
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification
Dec-Feb 2017/1811/16/2017PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Nov-Jan 2017/1810/19/2017PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Oct-Dec 201709/21/2017PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Sep-Nov 201708/17/2017PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Aug-Oct 201707/20/2017PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Jul-Sep 201706/15/2017PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Jun-Aug 201705/18/2017PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
May-Jul 201704/20/2017PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Apr-Jun 201703/16/2017PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Mar-May 201702/16/2017PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Feb-Apr 201701/19/2017PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Jan-Mar 201712/15/2016PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO

2016
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification
Dec-Feb 2016/1711/17/2016PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Nov-Jan 2016/1710/20/2016PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Oct-Dec 201609/15/2016PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Sep-Nov 201608/18/2016PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Aug-Oct 201607/21/2016PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Jul-Sep 201606/16/2016PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Jun-Aug 201605/19/2016PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
May-Jul 201604/21/2016PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Apr-Jun 201603/17/2016PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Mar-May 201602/18/2016PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Feb-Apr 201601/21/2016PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Jan-Mar 201612/17/2015PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO

2015
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification
Dec-Feb 2015/1611/19/2015PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Nov-Jan 2015/1610/15/2015PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Oct-Dec 201509/17/2015PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Sep-Nov 201508/20/2015PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Aug-Oct 201507/16/2015PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Jul-Sep 201506/18/2015PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Jun-Aug 201505/21/2015PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
May-Jul 201504/16/2015PNGPDFTextSDO
Apr-Jun 201503/19/2015PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Mar-May 201502/19/2015PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Feb-Apr 201501/15/2015PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO
Jan-Mar 201512/18/2014PNGPDFTextSHP (zip)SDO

2014
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification
Dec-Feb 2014/1511/20/2014PNGPDFSHTMLSDO
Nov-Jan 2014/1510/16/2014PNGPDFSHTMLSDO
Oct-Dec 201409/18/2014PNGPDFSHTMLSDO
Sep-Nov 201408/21/2014PNGPDFSHTMLSDO
Aug-Oct 201407/17/2014PNGPDFSHTMLSDO
Jul-Sep 201406/19/2014PNGPDFSHTMLSDO
Jun-Aug 201405/15/2014PNGPDFSHTMLSDO
May-Jul 201404/17/2014PNGPDFSHTMLSDO
Apr-Jun 201403/20/2014PNGPDFSHTMLSDO
Mar-May 201402/20/2014PNGPDFSHTMLSDO
Feb-Apr 201401/16/2014PNGPDFSHTMLSDO
Jan-Mar 201412/19/2013PNGPDFSHTMLSDO

2013
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification
Dec-Feb 2013/1411/21/2013PNGPDFSHTMLSDO
Nov-Jan 2013/1410/17/2013PNGPDFSHTMLSDO
Oct-Dec 201309/19/2013PNGPDFSHTMLSDO
Sep-Nov 201308/15/2013PNGPDFSHTMLSDO
Aug-Oct 201307/18/2013GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jul-Sep 201306/20/2013GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jun-Aug 201305/16/2013GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
May-Jul 201304/18/2013GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Apr-Jun 201303/21/2013GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Mar-May 201302/21/2013GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Feb-Apr 201301/17/2013GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jan-Mar 201312/20/2012PNGPDFSHTMLSDO

2012
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification
Dec-Feb 2012/1311/15/2012GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Nov-Jan 2012/1310/18/2012GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Oct-Dec 201209/20/2012GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Sep-Nov 201208/16/2012GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Aug-Oct 201207/19/2012GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jul-Sep 201206/21/2012GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jun-Aug 201205/17/2012GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
May-Jul 201204/19/2012GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Apr-Jun 201203/15/2012GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Mar-May 201202/16/2012GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Feb-Apr 201201/19/2012GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jan-Mar 201212/15/2011GIFPDFSHTMLSDO

2011
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification
Dec-Feb 2011/1211/17/2011GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Nov-Jan 2011/1210/20/2011GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Oct-Dec 201109/15/2011GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Sep-Nov 201108/18/2011GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Aug-Oct 201107/21/2011GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jul-Sep 201106/16/2011GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jun-Aug 201105/19/2011GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
May-Jul 201104/21/2011GIFPDFSHTMLn/a
Apr-Jun 201103/17/2011GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Mar-May 201102/17/2011GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Feb-Apr 201101/20/2011GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jan-Mar 201112/16/2010GIFPDFSHTMLSDO

2010
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification
Dec-Feb 2010/1111/18/2010GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Nov-Jan 2010/1110/21/2010GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Oct-Dec 201009/16/2010GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Sep-Nov 201008/19/2010GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Aug-Oct 201007/15/2010GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jul-Sep 201006/17/2010GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jun-Aug 201005/20/2010GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
May-Jul 201004/15/2010GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Apr-Jun 201003/18/2010GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Mar-May 201002/18/2010GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Feb-Apr 201001/21/2010GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jan-Mar 201012/17/2009GIFPDFSHTMLSDO

2009
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification
Dec-Feb 2009/1011/19/2009GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Nov-Jan 2009/1010/15/2009GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Oct-Dec 200909/17/2009GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Sep-Nov 200908/20/2009GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Aug-Oct 200907/16/2009GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jul-Sep 200906/18/2009GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jun-Aug 200905/21/2009GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
May-Jul 200904/16/2009GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Apr-Jun 200903/19/2009GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Mar-May 200902/19/2009GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Feb-Apr 200901/15/2009GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jan-Mar 200912/18/2008GIFPDFSHTMLSDO

2008
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification
Dec-Feb 2008/0911/20/2008GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Nov-Jan 2008/0910/16/2008GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Oct-Dec 200809/18/2008GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Sep-Nov 200808/21/2008GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Aug-Oct 200807/17/2008GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jul-Sep 200806/19/2008GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jun-Aug 200805/15/2008GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
May-Jul 200804/17/2008GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Apr-Jun 200803/20/2008GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Mar-May 200802/21/2008GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Feb-Apr 200801/17/2008GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jan-Mar 200812/20/2007GIFPDFSHTMLSDO

2007
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification
Dec-Feb 2007/0811/15/2007GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Nov-Jan 2007/0810/18/2007GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Oct-Dec 200709/20/2007GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Sep-Nov 200708/16/2007GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Aug-Oct 200707/19/2007GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jul-Sep 200706/21/2007GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jun-Aug 200705/17/2007GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
May-Jul 200704/19/2007GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Apr-Jun 200703/15/2007GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Mar-May 200702/15/2007GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Feb-Apr 200701/18/2007GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Jan-Mar 200712/21/2006GIFPDFSHTMLSDO

2006
Forecast
Period
Release
Date
Outlook FormatVerification
Dec-Feb 2006/0711/16/2006GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Nov-Jan 2006/0710/19/2006GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Oct-Dec 200609/21/2006GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Sep-Nov 200608/17/2006GIFPDFSHTMLSDO
Aug-Oct 200607/20/2006GIFPDFSHTMLn/a
Jul-Sep 200606/15/2006GIFPDFSHTMLn/a
Jun-Aug 200605/18/2006GIFPDFSHTMLn/a
May-Jul 200604/20/2006GIFPDFSHTMLn/a
Apr-Jun 200603/16/2006GIFPDFSHTMLn/a
Mar-May 200602/16/2006GIFPDFSHTMLn/a
Feb-Apr 200601/19/2006GIFPDFSHTMLn/a
Jan-Mar 200612/15/2005GIFPDFSHTMLn/a