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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. 

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