Global Hazards - May 2007


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

Russia Heat Wave
Russia Heat Wave
Global Hazards And Significant Events
May 2007

A record breaking heat wave affected parts of western and central Russia during May. 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, extreme drought conditions were observed in areas of Wyoming, as well as northern Minnesota and throughout much of the Desert Southwest and the Southeast region. On May 29, 50% of the western U.S. was in moderate to exceptional drought, 83% in the Southeast, and 34% for the contiguous U.S., according to the Federal U.S. Drought Monitor.
Most current Drought Monitor map
U.S. Drought Monitor

Citing This Report

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Global Hazards for May 2007, published online June 2007, retrieved on August 21, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/hazards/2007/5.