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U.S. Drought Monitor analyzed for National Weather Service areas

February 22, 2018

Talking about the local effects of drought may be a little easier with the latest maps and statistics added to the U.S. Drought Monitor website. New enhancements to the U.S. Drought Monitor allow production of area maps for Weather Forecast Offices and River Forecast Centers that are tailored to their service area boundaries.

Winter edition of DroughtScape released

February 21, 2018

We’ve just released the latest edition of DroughtScape. In the fourth quarter of 2017, we saw drought recede from the northern Great Plains and encroach on the South. Texas and Colorado had little rain during the fall, leading to water shortages and dry grass. Also released this edition are our year-in-review stories, focusing on the climate record and on the impacts to people and places.


January 2018 Drought and Impact Summary: Drought development continues across southern United States

February 12, 2018

Drought development during January was extensive over much of the southern United States. Some areas of the Plains have exceeded 100 days without measurable precipitation. 

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