NOAA Seasonal Drought Outlook – Nov., Dec., Jan. Oct 16, 2020

🕔Oct 16, 2020
A significant La Niña is currently underway, and is expected to continue throughout the Nov-Dec-Jan (NDJ) 2020-21 drought outlook period. In the West, CPC’s official 30-day and 90-day precipitation outlooks […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Dry with a Few Exceptions Oct 16, 2020

🕔Oct 16, 2020
Summary A dry pattern continued this past week over large portions of the continental United States, with a few exceptions being areas impacted by Hurricane Delta or its remnants, parts […]

USDA Announces Oct. 30 Deadline to Submit Wildfire, Hurricane Disaster Assistance Applications Oct 12, 2020

🕔Oct 12, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, as the deadline to submit applications for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) for 2018 and […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Cool and Dry, Warmer in the West Oct 9, 2020

🕔Oct 9, 2020
Summary Temperatures for the week were below normal over much of the Plains, Midwest, South, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, with departures of 5-10 degrees below normal for many locations. The West […]

Ag Economy: Pandemic, Drought, and Derecho – How Are We Doing? Oct 9, 2020

🕔Oct 9, 2020
In an update late last month at the USDA blog, Robert Johansson, the Department’s Chief Economist, highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic was adversely impacting the American farm economy. Dr. Johansson stated […]

Climate Change: Redefining Drought in the Corn Belt Oct 5, 2020

🕔Oct 5, 2020
As the climate trends warmer and drier, global food security increasingly hinges on crops’ ability to withstand drought. But are scientists and producers focusing on the right metric when measuring […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Beta Brings Heavy Rains, Flooding to Southeast Oct 2, 2020

🕔Oct 2, 2020
Summary Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on September 21 about 10 pm CDT near Port O’Connor, TX, with sustained winds near 45 mph. Once inland, slow-moving Beta weakened and turned […]

NOAA Drought Outlook Monthly – October Oct 2, 2020

🕔Oct 2, 2020
La Niña conditions are present during September, and are likely (~75% chance) to continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter. The forecaster consensus favors a borderline moderate event during the peak […]

Nebraska: 6 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Sep 28, 2020

🕔Sep 28, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated six Nebraska counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Colfax, Cuming, Dawes, Dodge, Stanton and Thurston counties who suffered losses caused by recent drought […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Sally Brought Record Floods, Otherwise Mostly Dry Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
Summary Category 2 Hurricane Sally made landfall on September 16 near Gulf Shores, Alabama, around 4:45 am CDT, with sustained winds near 105 mph. Torrential rainfall across southern Alabama and […]

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