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New portal is now available

The web site has gotten a fresh new look! The new includes easily accessible and shareable information, up-to-date drought conditions and forecasts down to the county and city level, interactive maps and data that don’t exist anywhere else, and a new “By Sector” section showing drought’s impacts on…
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New paper to help counties assess climate risk in the future

If you are ever asked about your area’s climate risk due to changes in climate for later in this century, particularly around the 2040’s, you will find this new paper published by Springer in Natural Hazards to be very useful (it’s open access so you don’t have to pay to…
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Climate trends across the US

Are you interested in seeing how climate is changing across the US over time? This came up for discussion on a listserve that I follow today. Here is a good description of an NCEI product that produces maps of trends over time for the lower 48 states: You can…
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