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Drought Continues to Expand through Central U.S.

Posted by feww on December 7, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,191 Days Left 

[December 7, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,191 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

‘Abnormally Dry’ to ‘Exceptional Drought’ conditions plague more than ¾ of Contiguous United States

More than 76 percent of Contiguous United States was covered by Abnormally Dry to Exceptional Drought conditions, as of December 4, 2012, U.S. Drought Monitor said.

US Drought Map 4dec2012

  • The ongoing drought is seriously impacting winter wheat crop and restricting the movement of essential commodities along receding waterways.
    • Drought conditions in the South have expanded by 5 percent, covering additional parts of Texas, Oklahoma,  Missouri, Louisiana and Kansas.
    • The winter wheat conditions are worse than any November on record, USDA reported.
    • More than 65 percent of the new winter wheat crop is in drought areas.
    • Many producers may be forced to abandon the crop due to its extremely poor condition, USDA said.
  • Record high temperatures kept 2012 on track for the warmest year on record, NOAA said.
    • The year-to-date has been the warmest first 11 months of any year on record for the contiguous United States.
  • Nebraska remained the worst hit state with 100% of the area plagued by Severe to Exception Drought conditions (D2 – D4 on the U.S. Drought Monitor scale).

NEBRASKA drought map

Drought Links

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US: Dozens of Additional Counties Designated Disaster Areas

Posted by feww on December 4, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,194 Days Left 

[December 4, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,194 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

USDA declares counties across 9 states disaster areas

Drought, excessive heat, unseasonably warm and cold weather, and Hurricane Sandy prompts USDA to declare 163 counties across nine states as agricultural disaster areas.

  • The designated disaster areas are in the states of California (4 counties as both primary and contiguous disaster areas), Illinois (3), Michigan (3), Minnesota (6), New York (57), Pennsylvania (9), Vermont (2), Virginia (7) and  Wisconsin (72 counties).
  • Some 2,709 counties across 45 states and D.C. are currently designated as agricultural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought.  [Note: Drought disaster designations include both primary and contiguous disaster areas,  2,268 and 441 counties respectively. ]


U.S. Drought Disaster Map.  This USDA map is incomplete because it does NOT show all 2,709 counties across the 45 states and D.C. that are currently designated as Drought Disaster Areas. For a recent update see
List of Designated Drought Disaster Counties (PDF, 581KB)

us rain map recent
U.S. Precipitation Chart, 26 November – 2 December 2012. Source: HPRCC

Highlights from November Drought Update (CPC/NOAA)

  • Drought impacts to persist into winter and spring
  • Mississippi River barge traffic being impacted by low flows above the Ohio River
  • Severe impacts on agriculture, water supplies, river transportation and energy sectors expected if drought persists into next year
  • 36% of  lower 48 currently in severe or worse drought
  • Exceptional to Extreme Drought persists in Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas
  • Extreme Drought persists in parts of Minnesota and Iowa
  • 53% of Midwest still in the Moderate to Exceptional range – substantial improvements across the east
  • 2012 remains the worst agricultural drought since 1988

us rain map 18-24 nov12
U.S. Rain Map  18 – 24 Nov. 2012.  Source: CPC/NOAA

Drought Links

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

GLOBAL WARNING

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U.S. Drought Deepens

Posted by feww on November 29, 2012

About 76 percent of continental United States abnormally dry or worse

‘Abnormally Dry’ to ‘Exceptional Drought’ conditions cover nearly 76 percent of contiguous U.S., an increase of more than 2 percent since last week.


U.S. Drought Map for November 27, 2012. Released by US Drought Monitor  November 29, 2012.


U.S. Weekly Rain Map.  Source: HPRCC

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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U.S. Drought Widens Over Past Week

Posted by feww on November 22, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,206 Days Left 

[November 22, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,206 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

‘Abnormally Dry’ to ‘Exceptional Drought’ conditions cover nearly 74 percent of contiguous U.S.

Extreme and Exceptional drought plague the Great Plains including virtually all of Nebraska and Kansas.


U.S. Drought Map, November 20, 2012. Released by US Drought Monitor on November 21, 2012.

Highlights from the weekly Drought Monitor Report:

  • Nearly 94% of High Plains is now in drought with more than 84% of the region plagued by ‘Severe’ to ‘Exceptional’ drought levels.
  • More than three-quarters of Texas is in at least a ‘Moderate’ drought, with about nearly half the state covered by ‘Severe’ or worse drought conditions.
  • More than 72% of the West, 61% of the South, 30% of the Southeast and 52% of the Midwest are in drought.

Weekly Precipitation Map (November 14 – 20, 2012)


U.S. Weekly Rain Map.  Source: HPRCC

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United States: Drought Persists

Posted by feww on November 16, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,212 Days Left 

[November 16, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,212 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

U.S. Drought persists despite rain: Drought Monitor

As of November 13, about ¾ of contiguous United States remains Abnormally Dry or worse  according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.


U.S. Drought Map, November 13, 2012. Released by US Drought Monitor on November 15, 2012.


U.S. Rain Map: Total precipitation (inches),  4 – 10 Nov 2012.

Highlights from November Drought Update (CPC/NOAA)

  • Drought impacts to persist into winter and spring
  • Mississippi River barge traffic being impacted by low flows above the Ohio River
  • Severe impacts on agriculture, water supplies, river transportation and energy sectors expected if drought persists into next year
  • 36% of  lower 48 currently in severe or worse drought
  • Exceptional to Extreme Drought persists in Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas
  • Extreme Drought persists in parts of Minnesota and Iowa
  • 53% of Midwest still in the Moderate to Exceptional range – substantial improvements across the east
  • 2012 remains the worst agricultural drought since 1988

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

GLOBAL WARNING

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