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Drought Spreads in the U.S.

Posted by feww on May 8, 2014

EXTREME CLIMATIC EVENTS
WORSENING DROUGHT
MULTIPLE CROP DISASTERS
SCENARIO 03
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Extreme and Exceptional Drought Levels Spread across the U.S.

About 50.67 percent of the contiguous U.S. is experiencing Abnormally Dry to Exceptional Drought conditions this week, compared to 48.82 percent last week, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

U.S. Drought Map – May 6, 2014

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U.S. Drought Map as of May 6, 2014. Source: US Drought Monitor.

Drought Monitor Class Change

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U.S. Drought Monitor Class Change – April 29, 2014 – May 6, 2014.

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U.S. Drought Conditions Continue to Worsen

Posted by feww on March 28, 2014

EXTREME CLIMATIC EVENTS
WORSENING DROUGHT
CROP DISASTERS
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Drought spreads to nearly 52 percent of Contiguous US

Drought conditions D0 (Abnormally Dry) to D4 (Exceptional Drought) cover 51.95 percent of land area in the U.S., up more than 0.5 percent since last week, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Drought Monitor

US Drought Conditions D0 – D4

  • West:  71.88% (up from 71.51% last week)
  • South: 66.29% (up from 65.34%; D3 and D4 conditions rapidly expanding)
  • High Plains: 47.65% (from 46.94%;  D1, D2 and D3 spreading)
  • Midwest: 35.15%  (D1 condition spreading)
  • Southeast: 6.02% (from 5.07%; D1 spreading from 0.0 to 0.61%)
  • Northeast: 3.95% (unchanged)
  • Contiguous US: 51.95% (from 51.47%)

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Weekly Drought Map for the Contiguous United States. Sourced from US Drought Monitor. Map Enhanced by FIRE-EARTH Blog.

Crop Disasters Caused by Drought

Since January 10, 2014, at least 864 counties across 16 states have been declared as crop disaster areas by USDA due to worsening drought.

  • Those states are: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Utah.

Notes:
i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on at least one crop.

ii. The total number of counties designated as agricultural disaster areas includes both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

iii. A number of counties may have been designated crop disaster areas more than once due to multiple disasters.

iv. The U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents.

v. The latest disaster designations were issued by USDA for a total of 59 counties in five states—Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas and Arizona—on March 26, 2014.

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California “Mega Drought” Intensifies

Posted by feww on February 28, 2014

EXTREME CLIMATIC EVENT
CATASTROPHIC DROUGHT
WATER FAMINE
STATE OF EMERGENCY
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Extreme and Exceptional Drought Conditions Plague about ¾ of California

Extreme and Exceptional Drought conditions (D3 and D4 drought levels) have spread to about 73.83 percent of California, from 68.73 percent last week. The rest of the Golden State is covered by other drought levels, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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California Drought Comparison Map: February 25 – February 18, 2014. Source: U.S. Drought Monitor.

All California Counties Declared Crop Disaster Areas

All of the 58 counties in the state of California have now been declared Crop Disaster Areas due to the worsening Mega Drought.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated ALL  58 counties in the state of California as crop disaster areas, starting January 2014.

California Data Exchange Center – Reservoirs

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Conditions for Major Reservoirs in California: 26-Feb-2014 [Report Generated: 27-Feb-2014 8:00 PM PST]

Snow Water Equivalents (inches)

STATEWIDE SUMMARY – Data For: 27-Feb-2014
Number of Stations Reporting: 101
Average snow water equivalent: 6.1 in
Percent of April 1 Average: 21%
Percent of normal for this date: 24%

State of Emergency

Governor Brown proclaimed a State of Emergency on January 27  amid the worsening statewide drought.  He called the “really serious,” adding that 2014 could be California’s third consecutive dry year. “In many ways it’s a mega-drought.”

California State Resources

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Drought Information – Water Resources – State of California

Water years 2012 and 2013 were dry statewide, especially in parts of the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. Water year 2014, which began on October 1st, continues this trend. Precipitation in some areas of the state is tracking at about the driest year of record. 

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Drought Disaster Spreads across Four States

Posted by feww on June 27, 2013

USDA declares drought disaster in 19 additional counties in four states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 19 counties in four states—Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and California—as agricultural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the ongoing drought.

The latest designations, issued on June 26, include both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

  • Colorado: Archuleta, Mineral, Conejos, Hinsdale, La Plata,
    Rio Grande and Saguache counties.
  • New Mexico: Rio Arriba and San Juan counties.
  • California: San Diego, Imperial, Orange and Riverside counties.
  • Texas: Reeves, Culberson, Jeff Davis, Loving, Pecos and Ward counties.

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U.S. Drought Disaster Map as of June 26, 2013. A total of at least 1,267 counties across 28 states are currently designated as [primary or contiguous] drought disaster areas.

 

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Drought Disaster Declared for 31 Counties across Seven States

Posted by feww on June 13, 2013

U.S. Drought Disaster Spreads

USDA has designated 31 additional counties across seven states as Agricultural Disaster Areas due to damages and losses caused by several ongoing drought. The designations include both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

A total of at least 1,266 counties across 28 states are currently designated as [primary or contiguous] drought disaster areas.

The latest disaster designations are  in the following states

  • Texas
  • Colorado
  • Arizona
  • Utah
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Nevada

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U.S. Drought Disaster Map as of June 12, 2013. A total of at least 1,266 counties across 28 states are currently designated as [primary or contiguous] drought disaster areas.

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Agri Disaster Declared for 50 Counties across Nine States

Posted by feww on June 6, 2013

Disaster declared due to drought and deluge, excessive rain and high winds, lightning and tornadoes, frost and freezing temperatures…

USDA has designated 50 counties across nine states as Agricultural Disaster Areas due to damages and losses caused by several climatic or weather-related disasters. The designations include both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

The disaster designations are

  • Arizona: 6 counties designated as drought disaster areas due to ongoing drought
  • Arkansas – Designation #1: 14 counties declared as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by frost and freezing temperatures that occurred April 18-22, 2013.
  • Arkansas – Designation #2: 7 counties declared as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by high winds, hail and a tornado that occurred April 27, 2013.
  • Florida: 8 counties declared as primary or contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain, high winds, hail, lightning and tornadoes that occurred May 2-5, 2013.
  • Idaho: Fremont County, ongoing drought
  • Louisiana: 2 counties declared as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by frost and freezing temperatures that occurred April 18-22, 2013.
  • Missouri:  2 counties declared as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by frost and freezing temperatures that occurred April 18-22, 2013.
  • Montana:  6 counties designated as drought disaster areas due to ongoing drought
  • Oklahoma:   2 counties declared as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by frost and freezing temperatures that occurred April 18-22, 2013.
  • Wyoming: 2 counties due to ongoing drought

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U.S. Drought Disaster Map as of June 5, 2013. A total of at least 1,260 counties across 28 states are currently designated as [primary or contiguous] drought disaster areas.

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US Drought Map as of June 4, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on June 6, 2013.

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Drought Disaster Declared for 72 Counties in 9 States

Posted by feww on May 31, 2013

Drought Disaster Plagues at least 1,260 Counties across the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 72 additional counties in nine states as agricultural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought.

The latest designations including both primary and contiguous disaster areas are:-

  • Texas:   Total of  20 counties including Aransas, Atascosa, Crane, Bexar, Ector, La Salle a, Medin, Refugio, Ward, Calhoun, Frio, Live Oak, Neuces, San Patricio, Wilson, Crockett, Karnes, McMullen, Pecos and Upton.
  • Utah: 13 Counties including Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Beaver, Emery, Juab, Utah, Carbon, Garfield, Millard, Wayne Rich and Summit.
  • Montana:  9 Counties including Jefferson, Madison, Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Lewis and Clark, Silver Bow, Broadwater, Gallatin and Powell.
  • Idaho:  7 Counties including Canyon, Owyhee, Payette, Washington, Bear Lake, Bonneville and Cariboulll.
  • Nebraska:  6 Counties including Nuckolls, Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Thayer and Webster.
  • Nevada: 6 Counties including Humboldt, Eureka, Elko, Lander, Nye and White Pine.
  • Wyoming: Lincoln, Uinta, Sublette, Sweetwater and Teton counties.
  • Oregon: Malheur, Baker, Grant and Harney counties.
  • Kansas: Adams and Clay counties.

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U.S. Drought Disaster Map as of May 29, 2013. A total of at least 1,260 counties across 28 states are currently designated as [primary or contiguous] drought disaster areas.

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Drought Disaster Declared for 28 Additional Counties in 3 States

Posted by feww on May 23, 2013

Drought Disaster Plagues at least 1,251 Counties across the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 28 additional counties in three states as agricultural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought.

The latest designations which include both primary and contiguous disaster areas are: -

  • Montana:  Beaverhead,  Broadwater, Deer Lodge, Jefferson, Meagher, Gallatin, Lewis and Clark,  Ravalli, Granite, Madison and Silver Bow counties.
  • Idaho: Clark, Fremont and Lemhi counties.
  • Texas: Anderson, Pecos, Brewster, Crockett, Houston, Reeves, Cherokee, Freestone, Jeff Davis, Terrell, Crane, Henderson, Leon and Ward counties.

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U.S. Drought Disaster Map as of May 22, 2013. A total of at least 1,251 counties across 28 states are currently designated as
[primary or contiguous] drought disaster areas.

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Drought Disaster Declared for 28 Additional Texas Counties

Posted by feww on May 17, 2013

40% of all U.S. counties and county-equivalents currently designated as drought disaster areas*

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 28 additional counties in Texas as agricultural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought.

  • The Primary Disaster Areas are Ector, Leon, Madison, Houston, Liberty and San Jacinto counties.
  • The Contiguous Disaster Areas are Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Brazos, Chambers, Cherokee, Crane, Freestone, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jefferson, Limestone, Midland, Montgomery, Polk, Robertson, Trinity, Upton, Walker, Ward and Winkler counties.

[*  The designations include both Primary and contiguous disaster areas.  U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents]

US Drought Map

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Drought Map for the Contiguous US.  Drought Conditions as of May 14, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on May 16, 2013. Map shows fractional changes in the  drought conditions since last week.

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US Drought Expands, Exceptional Level Worsens

Posted by feww on May 9, 2013

Drought levels D0 – D4 spread to 62.42 percent of Contiguous U.S.

The West is worst affected section of the country,  with D0 – D4 drought levels covering 86.54 % of the region, up from 80.44% last week, while the Northeast experiences significant increase in D0 – D1 drought levels.

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US Drought Map as of May 7, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on May 9, 2013.

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U.S. Regional Drought Comparison Map. Drought has spread and intensified in the West and Northeast U.S. since last week. Image source: U.S. Drought Monitor.

U.S. Northeast Drought

  • D1 drought level covered 9.81 percent of the region, up from 0.0% last week.
  • Areas covered by D0 – D1 drought levels increased to 54.33%, up from 31.06%.

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Disaster Declared for 119 Counties in 10 States

Posted by feww on May 9, 2013

Drought Disaster Declared for 103 Counties, Freeze and Frost for 16

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared agricultural disaster for 119 counties across 10 states.

  • 103 counties across 9 states have been designated as Drought Disaster areas, both primary and contiguous, due to damages and losses caused by the ongoing drought. Those states are Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming
  • 16 additional counties across two states have been declared disaster areas due to losses caused by frosts and freezes that occurred March 26-29, 2013. Those states are Florida and Georgia.

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U.S. Drought Disaster Map as of May 8, 2013. A total of at least 1,231 counties across 28 states are currently designated as [primary or contiguous] drought disaster areas.

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U.S. Drought Update: ‘Exceptional Drought’ Expands

Posted by feww on May 3, 2013

‘Severe’ and ‘Exceptional Drought’ levels expand, little change in overall U.S. drought extent

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US Drought Map as of April 30, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on May 2, 2013.

U.S. Precipitation Map -  Apr. 25, 2013 – May 1, 2013

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Percent of Normal Precipitation

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Drought Disaster Spreads to Counties in 5 States

Posted by feww on May 2, 2013

40 additional counties across five states declared drought disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 40 additional counties across five states as primary or contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the ongoing drought.

  • The disaster areas spread across Arizona (10 counties), Florida (15), Nevada (1), Texas (11) and Utah (3).

us drought disaster map -1may2013U.S. Drought Disaster Map as of May 1, 2013. A total of at least 1,183 counties across 27 states are currently designated as agricultural [primary or contiguous] disaster areas.

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Drought Disaster Declared for 37 Counties in 5 States

Posted by feww on April 25, 2013

USDA declares drought disaster for dozens of counties in Texas, California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 37 counties in five states—Texas, California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona—as primary or contiguous agricultural disaster areas,  due to damages and losses caused by the ongoing drought.

The latest declaration includes the following:

  • Texas: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Coleman, Comal, Concho, Crane, Crockett, Ector, Glasscock, Guadalupe, Kendall, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Midland, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Tom Green, Upton and Wilson counties.
  • California: Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono and Tuolumne counties.
  • Utah: Beaver, Iron, Millard and  Washington counties.
  • Nevada:  Clark, Lincoln, Nye and White Pine counties.
  • Arizona:  Mohave County.

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US Drought Map as of April 23, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on April 25, 2013.

FIRE-EARTH Drought Links 2013

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Drought Disaster Declared for 22 Counties in 2 States

Posted by feww on April 18, 2013

Texas and Florida counties declared drought disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 22 counties in Texas and Florida as primary or contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the ongoing drought.

The designated drought disaster areas in Texas are

  • PDA: Calhoun and Jackson counties.
  • CDA: Aransas,Colorado, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria and Wharton counties.

The designated drought disaster areas in Florida are

  • PDA: Alachua, Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties.
  • CDA: Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, Union and Volusia counties.

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US Drought Map as of April 16, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on April 18, 2013.

FIRE-EARTH Drought Links 2013

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Drought Disaster Declared for 202 Counties in 13 States

Posted by feww on April 11, 2013

USDA designates 202 counties in 13 states as agricultural disaster areas due to drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 202 additional counties in 13 states as primary and contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.

Those states are California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

  • The worst hit state this week was Nebraska with 89 counties designated as primary disaster areas and 3 others as contiguous disaster areas.
  • Texas was second with 25 counties, followed by Wyoming where 23 counties were designated as drought disaster areas.

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US Drought Map as of April 9, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on April 11, 2013.

FIRE-EARTH Drought Links 2013

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Drought Disaster Declared in 32 Additional Texas Counties

Posted by feww on April 4, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 32 counties in Texas as drought disaster areas, due to damages and losses caused by the ongoing drought.

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U.S. Drought Disaster Map. This USDA/FSA map shows 1,044 counties designated as drought disaster areas across 25 states, as of April 3, 2013.

The designation include both primary and contiguous disaster areas. The counties are:

  • (PDA) Brazos, Frio, Harris, Wharton, Colorado, Grimes and Montgomery.
  • (CDA) Atascosa, Dimmit, La Salle, Madison, Uvalde, Austin, Fayette, Lavaca, Matagorda, Walker, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Leon, Medina, Waller, Burleson, Galveston, Liberty, Robertson, Washington, Chambers, Jackson, McMullen, San Jacinto and Zavala.

As of April 2, 2013, more than 2/3 of Contiguous U.S. remained abnormally dry or worse.

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  • About 52 percent of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate drought or worse, as of April 2, 2013.
  • The map shows 35.30 percent in severe drought or worse; 17.13 percent in extreme drought or worse; and 5.20 percent in exceptional drought, compared with 5.10 percent the preceding week.

Other Disaster Declarations

Florida. USDA has also designated 19 counties in Florida as agricultural disaster areas in three separate designations due to various disasters.

  • Designation #1 is for (PDA) Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties, and (CDA), Alachua, Clay, Duval, Marion and Volusia counties  due to freezes and frosts that occurred Feb. 17 – March 4, 2013.
  • Designation #2 is for (PDA) Holmes and Washington counties, and (CDA), Bay, Jackson and Walton counties due to frosts, excessive rain, flooding, flash flooding and high winds that occurred Feb. 4 – March 4, 2013.
  • Designation #3 is for (PDA) Palm Beach County, and (CDA), Broward, Glades, Hendry, Martin and Okeechobee counties due to freezes, frosts and high winds that occurred March 3-4, 2013.

FIRE-EARTH Drought Links 2013

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Drought Map for Contiguous U.S.

Posted by feww on March 29, 2013

About 2/3 of Contiguous U.S. remains abnormally dry or worse

us drought map - 26mar13

About 51.64 percent of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate drought or worse, as of March 26, 2013. The map showed 35.19 percent in severe drought or worse; 16.85 percent in extreme drought or worse; and 5.10 percent in exceptional drought, compared with 5.40 percent the preceding week.

FIRE-EARTH Drought Links 2013

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US Drought 2013: March 12 Drought Map

Posted by feww on March 16, 2013

About two-thirds of Contiguous United States remains ‘abnormally dry’ or  worse

As of March 12, 2013, about 63.67 percent of  Contiguous U.S. was ‘abnormally dry’ or  worse (D0 – D4 drought conditions on the U.S. Drought Monitor scale).

  • More than 95 percent of High Plains was ‘abnormally dry’ or  worse last week .
  • About 76 percent of the West, 64 percent of South, 51 percent of Midwest, and 45 percent of Southeast were also in D0 – D4 drought conditions last week.

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U.S. Drought Map for March 12, 2013; released by the U.S. Drought Monitor on March 14, 2013.

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FIRE-EARTH Drought Links 2013

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U.S. Drought Disaster Spreads to Counties Across 8 States

Posted by feww on February 7, 2013

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

USDA declares 58 additional counties across 8 states drought disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 58 counties in 8 states as primary and contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.

  • The latest disaster list includes counties in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

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Drought Impact Reporter

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Drought Map for Contiguous U.S. dated February 5, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on February 7.

Drought Links

U.S. Northeast

Major winter storm is forecast for parts of the Northeast and New England Friday into Saturday. “This Nor’easter-type storm system will bring strong winds and heavy snow to the region. Eastern New England will see the greatest effects, and a Blizzard Watch has been issued for Boston and surrounding areas.” NOAA reported.

GLOBAL WARNINGS

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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U-S Drought 2013: Fueled by Heat from Hell?

Posted by feww on January 31, 2013

More than 87 percent of US High Plains remains in severe drought or worse

FIRE-EARTH Forecast:  Persistent heatwaves and other factors disrupting the continental precipitation patterns could significantly intensify and spread the drought in the U.S. over the coming months.

[WARNING to ALL plagiarizers, intellectual property thieves, copycat bloggers and unscrupulous "weather experts": Do NOT plug the above forecast into your climate models or work your way backwards to make additional deductions like before ...]

  • More than 67 percent of the US Midwest, about 69 percent of the South and 70 percent of the Southeast were abnormally dry or in drought conditions (D0 – D4), as of January 29, 2013.
  • Drought conditions for the U-S, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico:  68.87 percent in D0 to D4 (from 48.78% a year ago)
  • Conditions for the Contiguous U-S: 69.73 percent in D0 to D4 (from 58.20% a year ago. Source: National Drought Mitigation Center)

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U.S. Drought Monitor – High Plains – 29 January 2013.

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US Drought Map as of January 29, 2013.

Drought Links

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