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U.S. Drought Monitor - High Plains RCC

As of December 1, 2020

Author: Richard Heim, NCEI/NOAA

U.S. Drought Monitor - High Plains RCC
U.S. Drought Monitor - High Plains RCC
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
12/01/2020
3.19%96.81%80.71%49.79%26.78%5.53%
Last Week
11/24/2020
4.05%95.95%76.21%49.67%25.74%5.63%
Three Months Ago
9/01/2020
23.11%76.89%50.83%30.79%9.62%0.08%
Start of Calendar Year
12/31/2019
75.57%24.43%12.06%4.79%0.00%0.00%
Start of Water Year
9/29/2020
6.73%93.27%62.11%36.56%16.16%0.54%
One Year Ago
12/03/2019
74.25%25.75%14.37%7.08%0.26%0.00%

Drought Intensities

  •       None: No Drought
  •       D0: Abnormally Dry
  •       D1: Moderate Drought
  •       D2: Severe Drought
  •       D3: Extreme Drought
  •       D4: Exceptional Drought
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