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National Weather Service Local Drought Information Statements

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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. 

General Location
California Nevada
Intermountain West
Missouri River Basin
Pacific Northwest
Southern Plains
Key Partners
National Weather Service
DEWS Components
Observation & Monitoring
Prediction & Forecasting
Communication & Outreach