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Drought Monitor for January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

The following is copy from the latest release from the National Drought Mitigation Center:

Within the announcement, there are a few links that will provide additional information.  These include:

Crops in Drought

U.S. Drought Monitor statistics (Drought Map)

Narrative of Drought

 

U.S. Drought Monitor for January 2, 2018:

     

 

 

 

For the contiguous 48 states, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed 27.70 percent of the area in moderate drought or worse, compared with 26.37 percent a week earlier.

Drought now affects 61,895,597 people, compared with 57,457,534 a week earlier.

 

For all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed 23.18 percent of the area in moderate drought or worse, compared with 22.07 percent a week earlier.

Drought now affects 62,002,755 people, compared with 57,564,692 a week earlier.

 

To find populations affected by drought for specific states or time periods please visit http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Data/DataTables.aspx

Just select one of the Population types from the Statistic Type pulldown.

 

The attachments include the weekly map and narrative as well as the one-week change map.

 

For complete U.S. Drought Monitor statistics and additional products and information, please visit http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu

 

“U.S. Crops in Drought” is updated each week:

http://www.usda.gov/oce/weather/Drought/AgInDrought.pdf