There have been brief moments of reprieve in the drought that has stretched on since 2000 in the western United States—a water-rich 2011, a snow-laden 2019—but those breaks have only highlighted the more dramatic feature of the last few decades: unrelenting dryness.
Just as there are climatologically wetter areas and drier areas across the country, the same could be said about the occurrence, frequency, and severity of drought. Drought is a pretty complicated climate extreme to define.
A region in Alabama/Georgia/South Carolina pops up as having more weeks with Extreme Drought. Counties throughout the high plains, west through the Rockies, and to the Pacific, have experienced many weeks of extreme drought in the last 20 years. Counties in red and dark red have had at least 200 weeks in Extreme/Exceptional conditions.
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Annual 2019 Drought Report | National Centers for Environmental …
On a national scale, broadly speaking, during 2019 drought waned, then waxed, then waned again. The year began with drought widespread across the West and in a few pockets in the Plains and southern Florida, covering about 21.9 percent of the CONUS according to U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) statistics. The first six months of the year were wet, especially over the western drought areas, bringing …
2019 in Review: A Look Back at Drought across the United States in 10 Maps
2019 Cumulative Drought Index. This map combines the intensity and duration of drought, tabulated over the course of the year. It is calculated by multiplying the USDM category (D1=1, D2=2, D3=3, & D4=4) by the number of weeks designated in that category. For example, a location in D2 drought for 20 weeks and D1 drought for 5 weeks equals a …
U.S. Drought Monitor Update for September 3, 2019
According to the September 3, 2019, U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 11.3% of the United States including Puerto Rico, an increase from last week’s 10.5%. Coverage for the worst drought categories (extreme to exceptional drought) is the same as last week: 0.4%.
Southeast Drought Status Update – October 2019 | Drought.gov
Comparison of US Drought Monitor Maps for the Southeast region, September 3, 2019 and October 15, 2019. Source: National Drought Mitigation Center. Impacts are being felt across the Southeast region. … Drought Outlook. There is a high probability of short term improvement through the end of October, due to cooling temperatures and increased …
August 2019 Drought Report | National Centers for Environmental …
This was the case during August 2019. The monthly precipitation was enough to end or stay out of drought, but still below normal because the normals were so high, at Yap (August 2019 precipitation 11.58 inches, August monthly normal mean 15.46 inches) and Lukonor (Lukunoch) (13.47 inches, normal 14.18 inches ). Percent of Normal Precip.
Is it true that in 2019 until 2022 global drought will occur … – Quora
Answer (1 of 5): Little change in global drought over the past 60 years Justin Sheffield, Eric F. Wood & Michael L. ’ Abstract Drought is expected to increase in frequency and severity in the future as a result of climate change, mainly as a consequence of decreases in regional precipitation b…
Review of the Fall 2019 Drought – National Weather Service
Review of the Fall 2019 Drought. After an excessively wet start to the year, a drier weather pattern abruptly took hold of our region beginning the last 5 days in August and continued into early October. This was the worst drought to affect western Kentucky since November 2016. September was a very dry month, particularly across western …
The drought in the western U.S. could last until 2030
Feb 14, 2022There have been brief moments of reprieve in the drought that has stretched on since 2000 in the western United States—a water-rich 2011, a snow-laden 2019—but those breaks have only …
Current Map | U.S. Drought Monitor
Severe and extreme short- and long-term drought continued to plague southern Louisiana and a large portion of Texas this week. In drought areas in Texas, soil moisture deficits and low streamflow remained a major impact this week. There, extreme heat made drought-related problems worse.
US Drought Could Last A Century As We Now Enter A Megadrought … – Forbes
Apr 20, 2020Drought conditions in the western US. Science. The horizontal blue line at the bottom shows the average soil moisture levels from 2000-2018. You can see this matches 4 previous megadroughts in the …
January 2019 Drought Report | National Centers for Environmental …
Based on the Palmer Drought Index, severe to extreme drought affected about 6 percent of the contiguous United States as of the end of January 2019, a decrease of about 4 percent from last month. About 30 percent of the contiguous U.S. fell in the severely to extremely wet categories.; About 18.5 percent of the contiguous U.S. fell in the moderate to extreme drought categories (based on the …
Climate Prediction Center: Seasonal Drought Outlook
Based on the monthly drought outlook for March 2022, the seasonal drought outlook was updated to depict improvement (D2) and removal (D1) for parts of the Midwest. The latest 7-day quantitative precipitation forecast from the Weather Prediction Center predicts above normal precipitation across much of the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Middle …
US Drought in 2019: Year in review in ten maps | Climate and …
The folks from NIDIS (National Integrated Drought Information Systems) have provided a nice summary of the 2019 year in review in ten maps related to drought across the US. We had our share in the Southeast, but it was dwarfed by the exceptional drought in the Four Corners region of the Desert Southwest. Note that even deserts can have droughts …
How Drought Prone Is Your State? A Look at the Top States and Counties …
Drought is a pretty complicated climate extreme to define. Most commonly, it is defined as a precipitation deficit—much less precipitation falls than what is typically expected for a given time period. But drought is not equally distributed across the U.S. Just as there are climatologically wetter areas and drier areas across the country, the same could be said about the occurrence …
Extreme drought extent is lowest in nearly 20 years in U.S. – The …
Apr 4, 2019The area in extreme drought is smallest in nearly 20 years — but there’s a flip side. Following a predominantly wet second half of 2018 — and the same for many places in the first three …
February 2019 Drought Report | National Centers for Environmental …
Drought conditions at the end of the month, as depicted on the February 26 th, 2019 USDM map, included the following core drought and abnormally dry areas: . A large area of abnormal dryness (D0) and drought stretched across the West, from the Pacific Northwest to the Four Corners states.Areas of moderate (D1) to severe (D2) drought were located in the Pacific Northwest and intermountain basin …
Western U.S. may be entering its most severe drought in modern history
Apr 12, 2021In the past 20 years, the two worst stretches of drought came in 2003 and 2013 — but what is happening right now appears to be the beginning stages of something even more severe.
May 2022 Drought Report | National Centers for Environmental …
A monthly discussion of U.S. drought status, with narrative and graphics … is combined with June 2020-May 2021, June 2020-May 2022 ranked as the second driest such 24-month period, behind June 2019-May … drought, there was also a 10 percent increase in areas that are not in any drought or abnormally dry conditions. After back-to-back months …
Flash drought engulfs the U.S. Southeast in September 2019
Soil moisture anomaly (millimeters) across the southeastern United States from September 26 through October 3, 2019. Regions with below-average amounts of soil moisture are in brown and above-average amounts of soil moisture are in blues. A flash drought during September across the Southeast caused a drastic decrease in soil moisture …
Drought In The World’s Largest Temperate Rainforest? | USDA
Jul 29, 2021Extreme drought in a rainforest might seem like an oxymoron, but it isn’t. Since early 2018, the southern portion of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world, has experienced moderate to extreme drought. This has wide-ranging consequences on drinking water supplies, electricity costs, salmon habitat and forest health.
Oregon | Drought.gov
Drought in Oregon from 2000-Present The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Oregon lasted 270 weeks beginning on December 27, 2011, and ending on February 21, 2017. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of August 31, 2021, where D4 affected 26.59% of Oregon land.
Drought Status | Mass.gov
5 days agoThe information in this Drought Status History dates to 2001, when the Massachusetts Drought Management Plan was developed in response to a period of deficient precipitation that began in 1999. The most severe drought of modern times was the drought of the 1960s, equivalent to a drought emergency. A less severe drought occurred in the early 1980s.
Previous droughts – Bureau of Meteorology
The effects of poor rainfall during the cool season were cumulative. The drought took hold through increasing impacts over a series of years. There was long-term drying of vegetation, landscape and drawdown on water resources. For example, Melbourne water storages dropped from 97.5% in October 1996 to only 33% by June 2010.
2020 Drought Update: A Look at Drought Across the United States in 15 Maps
Aug 27, 2020The seeds of Drought 2020 were laid over the winter of 2019-2020. The western snow season is typically considered to end around April 1. The 2019-2020 snow season ended with a few regions in snow drought, including part of the Lower Colorado River Basin in Arizona and New Mexico, the Sierra Nevada, the Great Basin, and parts of the Cascade Range.
America’s Weirdest Drought: Some Typically Wet … – The Weather Channel
The reason for this lack of drought is that it has been a record wet stretch in the U.S. The 12-month period from July 2018 through June 2019 was the wettest 12-month stretch in U.S. history …
Will the U.S. Wind Drought Finally End in 2020? – The Motley Fool
The wind drought wasn’t in effect in 2017, but made its presence felt in mid-2018 and lingered through the first half of 2019. That much is clear from the chart, but a little nuance can go a long way.
Red Alarm: Europe’s Next Drought is Already Upon Us
In 2018 and 2019, 110,000 hectares of forest – about 300 million trees — were destroyed by the lethal combination of drought, the bark beetles and severe storms. Across Europe the drought conditions reach from northern France all the way across Central and Northern Europe to the borderlands of Russia.
March 2019 Drought Report | National Centers for Environmental …
Based on the Palmer Drought Index, severe to extreme drought affected about 2 percent of the contiguous United States as of the end of March 2019, slightly more than last month. About 23 percent of the contiguous U.S. fell in the severely to extremely wet categories.
Drought Threatens Millions in Southern Africa – NASA
References & Resources. BBC (2019, December 15) How Africa will be affected by climate change. Accessed December 16, 2019. Bloomberg News (2019, December 12) Southern Africa Faces Unprecedented Drought and Food Shortages. Accessed December 16, 2019. Bloomberg News (2019, December 12) World’s Biggest Reservoir May Stop Producing Power Amid Drought. …
How The Middle East’s Drought Cycle Will Probably … – The Weather Channel
June 05, 2019. A view of the Azraq Wetlands Reserve. As recently as the 1990s, it was filled with water, but now it is bone dry. … So even when there isn’t a drought, a place like Raqqa averages …