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Drought 2012

Posted by feww on January 8, 2012

Half of the U.S. remains abnormally dry or in drought condition

More drought and above-average temperatures forecast for the Southern U.S. in 2012: NWS


U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook: Drought Tendency During January 5, 2012 – March 31, 2012


Weekly US Drought Map. Source: US Drought Monitor.

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  • United States.   Nearly 50 percent of Contiguous US remains abnormally dry or in drought condition.
    • Texas.  The Lone Star State experienced its driest year on record in 2011.
      • The state also had its second warmest year with the average temp of 67.2 degrees (19.6ºC).
      • As many as 500 million trees “with a diameter of 5 inches or larger” across the state of Texas have died as a result of unrelenting drought and record-setting temperatures that plagued the Lone Star state, Texas Forest Service reported.
      • The 12-month period between November 1, 2010 and October 31, 2011 was the driest in Texas history, said the State Climatologist.
      • Also, the months of June, July and August in Texas were the hottest three-month period ever recorded anywhere in America.
      • “In 2011, Texas experienced an exceptional drought, prolonged high winds and record-setting temperatures. Together, those conditions took a severe toll on trees across the state,” said Burl Carraway, Sustainable Forestry department head. “Large numbers of trees in both urban communities and rural forests have died or are struggling to survive. The impacts are numerous and widespread.”
      • The state’s worst ever drought has also led to the largest-ever one-year decline in its cow herd, reports said.
      • The number of cows in Texas has declined by at least 600,000, a 12 percent drop from the 5 million cows in the state at the beginning of the year, said David Anderson of  the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.


Texas Drought Map. Source: US Drought Monitor.

  • New Mexico. Some 91.37 percent of New Mexico is currently abnormally dry (D0) or in drought condition (D1 to D4), with 72.13 percent of the state experiencing ‘severe,’ ‘extreme’ or ‘exceptional’ levels of drought.
  • Louisiana.
    • D0 to D4: 94.43%
    • D1 to D4: 83.40%
    • D2 to D4: 58.92%
    • D3 to D4: 26.55%
    • D4: 4.10%
  • Georgia. 87.93 percent of Georgia is currently abnormally dry or in drought condition, with 81.00 percent of the state experiencing severe or extreme levels of drought.
  • Oklahoma. 85.17 percent of Oklahoma is currently abnormally dry or in drought condition, with 50.55 percent of the state experiencing severe (D2) to exceptional (D4) levels of drought.
  • South Carolina.
    • D0 to D4: 97.63%
    • D1 to D4: 85.50%
    • D2 to D4: 41.61%
    • D3: 23.30%
  • Kansas. 57.52 percent of Kansas is currently abnormally dry or in drought condition, with 23.20 percent of the state experiencing severe to exceptional levels of drought.
  • Arizona. 83.30 percent of Arizona is currently abnormally dry or in drought condition, with 36.56 percent of the state experiencing severe to extreme levels of drought.
  • Florida.
    • D0 to D4: 91.09%
    • D1 to D4: 27.41%
    • D2 to D4: 12.84%
    • D3: 2.61%
  • Alabama. 60.68 percent of Alabama is currently abnormally dry or in drought condition, with 27.97 percent of the state experiencing severe to extreme levels of drought.
  • Minnesota. 99.21 percent of Minnesota is currently abnormally dry or in drought condition, with 24.08 percent of the state experiencing severe drought.
  • Hawaii.
    • D0 to D4: 56.45%
    • D1 to D4: 47.37%
    • D2 to D4: 28.72%
    • D3: 1.66%
  • North Dakota.  99.62 percent of North Dakota is currently abnormally dry or in drought condition, with 8.67 percent of the state experiencing moderate (D1) drought.
  • California.
    • D0 to D4: 70.09%
    • D1: 46.34%
  • Iowa. 39.01 percent of Iowa is currently abnormally dry or in drought condition, with 24.15 percent of the state experiencing severe drought.

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2 Responses to “Drought 2012”

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  2. feww said

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