Tuesday, May 23, 2017

National Drought Mitigation Center


Dry Horizons: Solvers log first scores in the Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo

May 17, 2017

The May edition of Dry Horizons has been released. In this edition, we highlight a forecast competition by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The Forecast Rodeo is a year-long competition, focused on western U.S. temperature and precipitation forecasting. Solvers compete in real time against other teams as well as official forecasts from NOAA. And they are eligible to win big prizes.

Also in this edition:

  • Lessons on drought from a ranching expert;
  • Insights from farmers on the 2016 drought that struck New York; and
  • A survey shows the value in climate webinars and summaries.

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April 2017 Drought and Impact Summary: Contiguous U.S. sees smallest area of drought since 2000

May 10, 2017

After a very wet April, only 4.98 percent of the contiguous United States was depicted in drought on the May 2 U.S. Drought Monitor map.  Read the April Drought and Impact Summary.




Spring DroughtScape: U.S. sees break in drought

May 4, 2017

2017 Spring DroughtScapeWe at the National Drought Mitigation Center are releasing the Spring 2017 edition of DroughtScape.  In this issue, we look at the retraction of drought across much of the United States. Also this quarter, the drought center continued its work in the Middle East and North Africa region with the transfer of the Composite Drought Index technology, a version of the U.S. Drought Monitor for the region. Within a month, Tunisia released its first drought map.

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