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News Items from October 2018

New: EDDI Forecasts Now Available

A preview of the new EDDI and evaporative demand probability forecast maps, showing October 2018 through March 2019

The Evaporative Demand Drought Index, also known as EDDI, is an experimental drought monitoring and early warning tool that looks for drought using atmospheric evaporative demand (also known as the “thirst of the atmosphere”). With the help of the NOAA-National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), a team of climate science experts from...Read the article

NIDIS & Fire Community Release Drought & Wildland Fire Nexus Strategic Plan

Cover of the The National Integrated Drought Information System Drought & Wildland Fire Nexus (NDAWN) Strategic Plan

NDAWN - also known as the NIDIS Drought and Wildland Fire Nexus Strategic Plan - is a recently co-produced strategic plan that outlines the complicated relationship between drought and wildland fire behavior, how this relationship affects wildland fire response and management, and what are the gaps in research...Read the article

NIDIS & MRCTI to Study Drought Trade Footprint on the Mississippi River

Image of the Mississippi River with the Mississippi River and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) logo; banner promoting the Quad Cities meeting "The River Runs Through US"

NIDIS, in partnership with the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI), the USDA Office of the Chief Economist, NOAA’s Office of the Chief Economist, the cross-agency National Drought Resilience Partnership (NDRP), and other governmental and sectoral partners, are joining forces to study and quantify drought impacts to the trade...Read the article

Water Balance and Evapotranspiration Spatial Maps - Now Available!

Logo for the Midwest Regional Climate Center

Visit the MRCC’s Midwest Climate Watch Drought page for new Water Balance & Evapotranspiration maps, offered for 1-day, 7-day, 14-day, 30-day, and 60-day totals, and water balance maps are offered for 7-day, 14-day, 30-day, and 60-day totals. Read the article