The USDA produces monthly maps and charts displaying locations and percentages of drought-affected areas corn, soybeans, hay, cattle, and winter wheat.
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This is a growing collection of information about what has been tried in responding to and preparing for drought in the United States. It’s categorized by sector, that is, information of interest for farming, livestock production, water supply and quality, energy, recreation and tourism, fire, plants and wildlife (environment), and society and public health. Each sector is further divided into subsectors.
Climate outlooks describe the chances that conditions will be below-normal, near-normal, or above-normal for the outlook period indicated. The U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook depicts large-scale trends based on subjectively derived probabilites guided by short- and long-range statistical and dynamical forecasts.
Where do these data come from?
Climate scientists base future climate outlooks on current patterns in the ocean and atmosphere. They examine projections...
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology offers the ability to view current or past observations, daily or monthly, for stations across the country. The page also offers daily/monthly statistics by station.
The Quick Drought Response Index (QuickDRI) is a shorter-term indicator of dryness. It is calculated through the analysis of satellite- and model-based observations of conditions that influence drought.
QuickDRI is a composite index that combines: Station-based precipitation, Soil moisture, Evapotranspiration, Vegetation health, and Environmental landscape characteristics, such as soils, land use, land cover, and elevation.
QuickDRI is designed to provide a snapshot of...
Climate outlooks describe the chances that conditions will be below-normal, near-normal, or above-normal for the outlook period indicated. The U.S. Monthly Drought Outlook is issued at the end of each calendar month and is vaild for the upcoming month. The Outlooks predicts whether drought will emerge, stay the same or get better over the next 30 days or so.
Where do these data come from?
Climate scientists base future climate outlooks on current patterns in...
The Regional Climate Centers (RCC) Applied Climate Information System (ACIS) offers interactive charts with single- or multi-station capabilities. Station products include daily or monthly precipitation, temperature, snow depth, snowfall, heating degree days and cooling degree days observations.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA), created in 1996, serves America’s agricultural producers through effective, market-based risk management tools to strengthen the economic stability of agricultural producers and rural communities. RMA is committed to increasing the availability and effectiveness of Federal crop insurance as a risk management tool.
RMA manages the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) to provide innovative crop...
Worldwide predictions for temperature and precipitation from the International Research Institute (IRI) for Climate and Society at Columbia University.
Starting in April 2017, the IRI probabilistic seasonal climate forecast product is based on a re-calibration of model output from the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s North American Multi-Model Ensemble Project (NMME). This includes the ...
Retrieve weather records from observing stations by entering the desired location, data set, data range, and data category. Location can be specified as city, county, state, country, or ZIP code.