U.S. Drought Monitor Update for October 30, 2012

October 30, 2012 U.S. Drought Monitor Map

According to the October 30, 2012 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 60.2% of the contiguous U.S. This is down from 61.8% last week. Exceptional drought rose slightly to 5.9%.

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.