Interactive Map: Drought Conditions in the Pacific Northwest, December 2014 - November 2015

United States Forest Service

The first six months of 2015 were the warmest first six months of any year over much of Oregon and Washington since record keeping began in 1895.


These record-warm temperatures observed during the winter and spring, coupled with below-average precipitation, led to an exceptionally poor snowpack throughout the winter and spring.

The map above displays drought conditions in the Pacific Northwest from December 2014 to November 2015.