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National Weather Service Drought Information Statements

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices

National Weather Service drought information statements provide up-to-date reports on the current drought situation for a Weather Forecast Office’s (WFO's) county warning and forecast area. These statements are text-based products that summarize recent weather and hydrologic conditions, discuss local drought impacts, and provide a local drought outlook.

WFOs may issue a drought information statement when the U.S. Drought Monitor indicates a drought intensity of Extreme Drought (D3) or greater in any portion of the WFO county warning and forecast area. These statements may also be issued when Moderate to Severe Drought (D1 or D2) designations are present or when drought impacts have been reported in the local area. 

Interactive Map: Drought Information Statements

Drought information statements were ingested from the various National Weather Service Weather Forecast Offices (WFO). WFOs with statements published within the past 35 days are joined with spatial data for visualization purposes. U.S. Drought Monitor data from the National Drought Mitigation Center were available in a GIS format.

Click on the "i" icon to view more information.

Drought Information Statements
Value Map Hex Color
Active Statements The blue boxes with an 'i' character.
U.S. Drought Monitor
Value Map Hex Color
D0 #ffff00
D1 #ffcc99
D2 #ff6600
D3 #ff0000
D4 #660000

Access

Drought Information Statement Interactive Map: Access an interactive map of all drought information statements from the past 35 days on Drought.gov

NWS Weather Forecast Offices: Select a Weather Forecast Office website to view any drought information statements for that region.

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Preview of a drought information statement from the Corpus Christi, TX Weather Forecast Office