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U.S. Drought Monitor Update for November 6, 2012

November 6, 2012 U.S. Drought Monitor Map

According to the November 6, 2012 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 59.5% of the contiguous United States. This is down from 60.2% last week. Exceptional drought rose from 5.9% to 6.2%.

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.