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Map for October 31, 2018

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Welcome to the North American Drought Monitor (NADM) supplemental website. This website provides additional maps and statistics for the NADM. 

The NADM is a cooperative effort between drought experts in Canada, Mexico and the United States to monitor drought across the continent on an ongoing basis.

Note:
This a supplemental website for the North American Drought Monitor. Please visit the official North American Drought Monitor website.

Other data for North America can also be found at drought.gov.


Author(s):

Canada

  • Trevor Hadwen
  • Maginda Magendrathajan

Mexico

  • Reynaldo Pascual
  • Minerva Lopez

U.S.A.

  • Brian Fuchs*
  • Deborah Bathke

(* Responsible for collecting analysts' input and assembling the NA-DM map)


Intensity and Impacts

  • None
  • D0 (Abnormally Dry)
  • D1 (Moderate Drought)
  • D2 (Severe Drought)
  • D3 (Extreme Drought)
  • D4 (Exceptional Drought)
  • - Delineates dominant impacts
  • S - Short-Term impacts, typically less than 6 months (e.g. agriculture, grasslands)
  • L - Long-Term impacts, typically greater than 6 months (e.g. hydrology, ecology)