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Droughts

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for November 7, 2017

September 21, 2018
According to the November 7 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 12.0% of the contiguous U.S.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for December 5, 2017

September 21, 2018
According to the December 5 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 24.3% of the contiguous U.S.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for February 13, 2018

September 21, 2018
According to the February 13 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 36.3% of the contiguous U.S.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for March 13, 2018

September 21, 2018
According to the March 13 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 31.0% of the contiguous U.S.

Reporting on the State of the Climate in 2017

August 7, 2018
We’re announcing the release of the State of the Climate in 2017 report, an assessment of the world’s climate system.

California Dryness and Recovery Challenge Multi-Century Odds

August 14, 2018
A new study finds that one of California’s worst dry spells in 450 years has less than a one percent chance of recovering within two years.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 17, 2018

July 23, 2018
According to the July 17 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 26.3% of the United States.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 10, 2018

July 30, 2018
According to the July 10 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 25.4% of the United States.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 3, 2018

July 23, 2018
According to the July 3 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 24.8% of the United States.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for June 26, 2018

June 28, 2018
According to the June 26 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 24.1% of the United States.