U.S. Drought Monitor Update for November 20, 2012
According to the November 20, 2012 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 60.1% of the contiguous United States. This is up from 58.8% last week. Exceptional drought also rose from 6.0% to 6.3%.
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.