Global Hazards - December 2006


Please note: Material provided in this report is chosen subjectively and included at the discretion of the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The ability to report on a given event is limited by the amount of information available to NCDC at the time of publication. Inclusion of a particular event does not constitute a greater importance in comparison with an event that has not been incorporated into the discussion. Data included in this report are preliminary unless otherwise stated. Links to supporting information are valid at the time of publication, but they are not maintained or changed after publication.


Global Focus

Map of rainfall anomalies across Indonesia during December 2006
Indonesia Rainfall Anomalies
Global Hazards And Significant Events
December 2006
Severe flooding in the Aceh province of Indonesia during late-December produced significant loss of life. Additional information can be found below.
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Drought & Heat | Flooding | Storms | Tropical Cyclones | Extratropical Cyclones | Severe Winter Weather
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Drought conditions
Across the United States, significant drought affected areas of the Plains and Rocky Mountains. Extreme drought was also concentrated in northern areas of Minnesota, parts of Wyoming and Nebraska, as well as sections of Texas and Oklahoma.
Drough Monitor depiction as of December 26, 2006
U.S. Drought Monitor

Citing This Report

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Global Hazards for December 2006, published online January 2007, retrieved on September 16, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/hazards/2006/dec.