Agriculture

Agriculture Weather

The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC-UNL.

Daily Total Soil Moisture (mm)Daily Anomaly Soil Moisture (mm)

 

United States

Canada & Alaska

Mexico Caribbean

South America

Australia

Europe

The Middle East

Africa

East Asia

South Asia

The U.S. Drought Monitor, established in 1999, is a weekly map of drought conditions produced jointly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The U.S. Drought Monitor website is hosted and maintained by the drought center. The weekly maps are released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time each Thursday and are assessments of past conditions based on data through 7 a.m. Eastern time (8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time) the preceding Tuesday. The map is based on measurements of climatic, hydrologic and soil conditions as well as reported impacts and observations from more than 350 contributors around the country. Eleven climatologists from the partner organizations take turns serving as the lead author each week. The authors examine all the data and use their best judgment to reconcile any differences among sources.