Puerto Rico has been devastated by Hurricanes, and the news is full of other distractions that make it easy for us to forget. Here is a link to a Huffington Post article about how we can help our friends in this U.S. territory.
I started my career in 2002 doing flood damage surveys in Houston, Texas related to Tropical Storm Allison. I spent six weeks driving around Houston talking to business owners about the flood and met a lot of kind and amazing people. The current situation makes me feel sick to my stomach, but I know the strong people of Houston will get through this. JJ Watt started a flood relief fund. Link here if you are interested in donating.
The previous post included a look at past drought conditions, what about the future? NOAA's Climate Prediction Center releases forecasts as well. Below is an image depicting U.S. seasonal drought outlook through February 2017.
Weekly time steps from September 6 through November 22, 2016