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Drought typically refers to deficiency in precipitation, relative to the local area's climate, which persists over a period of time such that it causes a water shortage. This water shortage may impact streams & rivers, local water supplies, and agriculture.

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The U.S. Drought Monitor
Static images. Overview of drought types and drought impacts updated weekly based upon a combination of sources.

Fire Weather Forecasts
Static images. National forecasts of fire weather conditions from the NWS Storm Prediction Center

 

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Drought interactive maps
Interactive maps with dynamic overlays. Not recommended for mobile devices.

NASA SPoRT Soil Moisture
Looping images of satellite-derived soil moisture. Updates daily.