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Conditions for Columbia, MO

(Boone County)

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Precipitation (Total)
Temperature (Maximum)
Drought Indicators

Indicators are variables used to describe drought conditions (e.g., precipitation, temperature, streamflow, groundwater and reservoir levels, soil moisture, and snowpack). In order to get a complete picture of drought conditions, several drought indicators should be examined.

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Multi-Indicator Drought Index (MIDI)

Dry Conditions
Value Map Hex Color Description
D4 #730000 Exceptional Drought (0–2nd Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are drier than 98% to 100% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
D3 #E60000 Extreme Drought (2nd–5th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are drier than 95% to 98% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
D2 #FFAA00 Severe Drought (5th–10th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are drier than 90% to 95% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
D1 #FCD37F Moderate Drought (10th–20th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are drier than 80% to 90% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
D0 #FFFF00 Abnormally Dry (20th–30th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are drier than 70% to 80% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
Wet Conditions
Value Map Hex Color Description
W0 #AAFF55 Abnormally Wet (70th–80th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are wetter than 70% to 80% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
W1 #01FFFF Moderate Wet (80th–90th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are wetter than 80% to 90% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
W2 #00AAFF Severe Wet (90th–95th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are wetter than 90% to 95% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
W3 #0000FF Extreme Wet (95th–98th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are wetter than 95% to 98% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
W4 #0000AA Exceptional Wet (98th–100th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are wetter than 98% to 100% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.

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Dry Conditions
Value Map Hex Color Description
D4 #730000 Exceptional Drought (0–2nd Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are drier than 98% to 100% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
D3 #E60000 Extreme Drought (2nd–5th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are drier than 95% to 98% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
D2 #FFAA00 Severe Drought (5th–10th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are drier than 90% to 95% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
D1 #FCD37F Moderate Drought (10th–20th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are drier than 80% to 90% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
D0 #FFFF00 Abnormally Dry (20th–30th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are drier than 70% to 80% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
Wet Conditions
Value Map Hex Color Description
W0 #AAFF55 Abnormally Wet (70th–80th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are wetter than 70% to 80% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
W1 #01FFFF Moderate Wet (80th–90th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are wetter than 80% to 90% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
W2 #00AAFF Severe Wet (90th–95th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are wetter than 90% to 95% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
W3 #0000FF Extreme Wet (95th–98th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are wetter than 95% to 98% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.
W4 #0000AA Exceptional Wet (98th–100th Percentile) This map integrates multiple drought indices measuring precipitation and moisture into one computer-generated drought map, with a reference period of 1979–present. According to these indices, current conditions are wetter than 98% to 100% of past conditions. Learn more about these categories.

Experimental
Future Conditions for Boone County

Evaporative Demand (EDDI) Forecast

Drought Conditions
Value Map Hex Color Description
ED4 #730000 Exceptional Drought (98th–100th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, evaporative demand is forecast to be greater than 98% to 100% of historical values. Learn more about these categories.
ED3 #E60000 Extreme Drought (95th–98th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, evaporative demand is forecast to be greater than 95% to 98% of historical values. Learn more about these categories.
ED2 #FFAA00 Severe Drought (90th–95th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, evaporative demand is forecast to be greater than 90% to 95% of historical values. Learn more about these categories.
ED1 #FCD37F Moderate Drought (80th–90th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, evaporative demand is forecast to be greater than 80% to 90% of previous values. Learn more about these categories.
ED0 #FFFF00 Abnormally Dry (70th–80th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, evaporative demand is forecast to be greater than 70% to 80% of historical values. Learn more about these categories.
Wet Conditions
Value Map Hex Color Description
EW0 #AAFF55 Abnormally Wet (20th–30th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, current evaporative demand is forecast to be in the bottom 20% to 30% of historical values (i.e., only 20%–30% of previous values had lower evaporative demand). Learn more about these categories.
EW1 #01FFFF Moderate Wet (10th–20th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, current evaporative demand is forecast to be in the bottom 10% to 20% of historical values (i.e., only 10%–20% of previous values had lower evaporative demand). Learn more about these categories.
EW2 #00AAFF Severe Wet (5th–10th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, current evaporative demand is forecast to be in the bottom 5% to 10% of historical values (i.e., only 5%–10% of previous values had lower evaporative demand). Learn more about these categories.
EW3 #0000FF Extreme Wet (2nd–5th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, current evaporative demand is forecast to be in the bottom 2% to 5% of historical values (i.e., only 2%–5% of previous values had lower evaporative demand). Learn more about these categories.
EW4 #0000AA Exceptional Wet (0–2nd Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, current evaporative demand is forecast to be in the bottom 0% to 2% of historical values (i.e., less than 2% of previous values had lower evaporative demand). Learn more about these categories.
Drought Conditions
Value Map Hex Color Description
ED4 #730000 Exceptional Drought (98th–100th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, evaporative demand is forecast to be greater than 98% to 100% of historical values. Learn more about these categories.
ED3 #E60000 Extreme Drought (95th–98th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, evaporative demand is forecast to be greater than 95% to 98% of historical values. Learn more about these categories.
ED2 #FFAA00 Severe Drought (90th–95th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, evaporative demand is forecast to be greater than 90% to 95% of historical values. Learn more about these categories.
ED1 #FCD37F Moderate Drought (80th–90th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, evaporative demand is forecast to be greater than 80% to 90% of previous values. Learn more about these categories.
ED0 #FFFF00 Abnormally Dry (70th–80th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, evaporative demand is forecast to be greater than 70% to 80% of historical values. Learn more about these categories.
Wet Conditions
Value Map Hex Color Description
EW0 #AAFF55 Abnormally Wet (20th–30th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, current evaporative demand is forecast to be in the bottom 20% to 30% of historical values (i.e., only 20%–30% of previous values had lower evaporative demand). Learn more about these categories.
EW1 #01FFFF Moderate Wet (10th–20th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, current evaporative demand is forecast to be in the bottom 10% to 20% of historical values (i.e., only 10%–20% of previous values had lower evaporative demand). Learn more about these categories.
EW2 #00AAFF Severe Wet (5th–10th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, current evaporative demand is forecast to be in the bottom 5% to 10% of historical values (i.e., only 5%–10% of previous values had lower evaporative demand). Learn more about these categories.
EW3 #0000FF Extreme Wet (2nd–5th Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, current evaporative demand is forecast to be in the bottom 2% to 5% of historical values (i.e., only 2%–5% of previous values had lower evaporative demand). Learn more about these categories.
EW4 #0000AA Exceptional Wet (0–2nd Percentile) Compared to "normal" conditions, current evaporative demand is forecast to be in the bottom 0% to 2% of historical values (i.e., less than 2% of previous values had lower evaporative demand). Learn more about these categories.

Experimental
Experimental

Climate Prediction Center Drought Outlooks

Drought Is Predicted To...
Value Map Hex Color Description
Persist #9b634a Drought Persists During this time period, drought is forecast to persist.
Improve #ded2bc Drought Improves During this time period, drought is forecast to improve.
End #b2ad69 Drought Is Removed During this time period, drought removal is forecast.
Develop #ffde63 Drought Develops During this time period, drought development is forecast.
N/A #ffffff No Drought Present
Drought Is Predicted To...
Value Map Hex Color Description
Persist #9b634a Drought Persists During this time period, drought is forecast to persist.
Improve #ded2bc Drought Improves During this time period, drought is forecast to improve.
End #b2ad69 Drought Is Removed During this time period, drought removal is forecast.
Develop #ffde63 Drought Develops During this time period, drought development is forecast.
N/A #ffffff No Drought Present

Historical Conditions for Boone County

U.S. Drought Monitor
Value Map Hex Color Description
D0 #ffff00 D0 - Abnormally Dry Abnormally Dry (D0) indicates a region that is going into or coming out of drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. View typical impacts by state.
D1 #fcd37f D1 – Moderate Drought Moderate Drought (D1) is the first of four drought categories (D1–D4), according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. View typical impacts by state.
D2 #fa0 D2 – Severe Drought Severe Drought (D2) is the second of four drought categories (D1–D4), according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. View typical impacts by state.
D3 #e60000 D3 – Extreme Drought Extreme Drought (D3) is the third of four drought categories (D1–D4), according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. View typical impacts by state.
D4 #730000 D4 – Exceptional Drought Exceptional Drought (D4) is the most intense drought category, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. View typical impacts by state.

The U.S. Drought Monitor (2000–present) depicts the location and intensity of drought across the country. Every Thursday, authors from NOAA, USDA, and the National Drought Mitigation Center produce a new map based on their assessments of the best available data and input from local observers. The map uses five categories: Abnormally Dry (D0), showing areas that may be going into or are coming out of drought, and four levels of drought (D1–D4). Learn more.

Drought Numbers in Boone County
162,201

people in Boone County are affected by drought

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0.3%
since last month
99.7%

of people in Boone County are affected by drought

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63rd

driest October on record, over the past 129 years

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0.44
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16th

driest year to date over the past 129 years (January-October 2023)

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8.1
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