It isn’t perfect, but it is improving. My alfalfa seedlings are recovering from the long dry spell – on the other hand the deer are discovering them and trying to graze them down. NOAA shows this map for soil moisture:
This next map shows precipitation during August – again, it isn’t perfect, but coming out of a drought it shows us on the fringe of recovery – far ahead of southeast Washington down through most of Oregon and California.
It may be too early to say that we dodged the bullet for another month or so – but at least the recent precipitation has moved us to a place where we can dodge. At least the long-term predictions are pretty much back to normal probabilities of precipitation: