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Drought Conditions for Whatcom County

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124,306

people in Whatcom County are affected by drought

Change of
No change
since last week
Change of
19.8%
since last month
61.8%

of people in Whatcom County are affected by drought

Change of
No change
since last week
Change of
10%
since last month
42nd

driest April on record, over the past 130 years

Change of
0.7
Change of
inches from normal
60th

driest year to date over the past 130 years (January-April 2024)

Change of
0.85
Change of
inches from normal
Current Conditions for Whatcom County

Drought & Dryness Categories
% of Whatcom County
0
0
0
0
0
0
Percent of Normal Precipitation (%)
100%
Departure from Normal Max Temperature (°F)
0

Recent Precipitation and Temperature Conditions

Precipitation Conditions

Inches of Precipitation
Percent of Normal Precipitation (%)
100%
Percent of Normal Precipitation (%)
100%

Temperature Conditions

Maximum Temperature (°F)
60
Departure from Normal Max Temperature (°F)
0
Departure from Normal Max Temperature (°F)
0

Agriculture in Whatcom County

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Crop Production (Acres) or Livestock Count

A circle with the radius of 20 pixels identifies:
> 500,000
A circle with the radius of 16 pixels identifies:
> 300,000
A circle with the radius of 12 pixels identifies:
> 100,000
A circle with the radius of 8 pixels identifies:
≤ 100,000

23,178
acres of haylage in drought (D1–D4) in Whatcom County (estimated)
13,308
acres of hay in drought (D1–D4) in Whatcom County (estimated)
220
acres of wheat in drought (D1–D4) in Whatcom County (estimated)
49,240
number of cattle in drought (D1–D4) in Whatcom County (estimated)
976
number of sheep in drought (D1–D4) in Whatcom County (estimated)
Streamflow in Whatcom County

Streamflow Conditions
Streamflow Conditions
Probability of Below-Normal Precipitation
100%
Probability of Above-Normal Precipitation
100%
Probability of Near-Normal Precipitation
50%

60
percent of streamflow sites that are below normal in {{STATE_NAME_CLEAN}}
3
percent of streamflow sites that are above normal in {{STATE_NAME_CLEAN}}
0
percent area of {{STATE_NAME_CLEAN}} with above normal precipitation probability this month
0
percent area of {{STATE_NAME_CLEAN}} with below normal precipitation probability this month
Public Health in Whatcom County

Social Vulnerability Index (SVI)
U.S. Drought Monitor
Air Quality
U.S. Drought Monitor

0.45
Social Vulnerability Index Score
No
Heat Warning issued by the National Weather Service
No
Air Quality Warning issued by the National Weather Service
No Wildfire
in {{COUNTY_NAME}}
Future Conditions for Whatcom County

Quantitative Precipitation Forecast

Predicted Inches of Precipitation
1.75
Predicted Inches of Precipitation
1.75

U.S. Drought Outlooks

Drought Is Predicted To...
Drought Is Predicted To...

Historical Conditions for Whatcom County

U.S. Drought Monitor

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.