NIDIS drought email alerts provide up-to-date local drought information right to your inbox. Since the launch of the new at the beginning of 2021, NIDIS has partnered with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) to deliver these alerts with the latest changes to local U.S. Drought Monitor conditions. Now, NIDIS and NCEI are expanding this climate service by providing information on the latest drought outlooks.

Users can sign up for two email lists, receiving alerts when:
  1. Drought improves or worsens: Get emails when the U.S. Drought Monitor category—from Abnormally Dry (D0) conditions to Exceptional Drought (D4)—changes for your location, and learn how long your region has been in drought.
  2. U.S. drought outlooks are updated: Get an email twice a month, when the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center releases its monthly and seasonal (3-month) U.S. drought outlooks.

Sign up for Drought Email Alerts

Each email is personalized for your specific location: enter your address, city, zip code, or even latitude and longitude coordinates to receive customized drought alerts for anywhere in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Users can sign up for drought alerts by clicking the button to “Get Alerts When Local Drought Conditions Change” at the bottom of every page on You can also sign up through any city, county, or state page.
In addition to location-specific drought information, these emails provide easy access for users to submit local drought impacts through the Condition Monitoring Observer Reports (CMOR) on Drought. These reports help us understand how drought is affecting local conditions.
Sign up for U.S. Drought Monitor and U.S. Drought Outlook alerts, or explore more local drought information on Have questions or feedback? Reach out to the U.S. Drought Portal team at