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U.S. Drought Monitor Update for November 13, 2012

November 13, 2012 U.S. Drought Monitor map

According to the November 13, 2012 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 58.8% of the contiguous U.S. This is down from 59.5% last week. Exceptional drought also dropped from 6.2% to 6.0%.

The full U.S. Drought Monitor weekly update and a current summary of conditions are available at www.drought.gov.  

In addition to Drought.gov, you can find further information on the current drought at The National Drought Mitigation Center.

The most recent U.S. Drought Outlook is available from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s World Agriculture Outlook Board provides information about the drought’s influence on crops and livestock.