Some relief

Source: NOAA. Click on the map to be taken to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center.

Color tells the story

Click here for the NOAA Climate Prediction Center…

Political map / weather map

WEATHER is wild. Water policy is dictated by state. This map is as quick an explanation as any as to why congressional delegates from California and Oregon are pushing for a Comprehensive Integrated Water Policy, to be headed by a water czar. More on that after reading a wad of water and energy bills that passed this week and trying to figure out what is happening in the absence of a water czar, or if a water czar would bring any over-arching reason to these bills and their spend-a-thon.

In the meantime, to be taken to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center, click on the heat wave in Oregon.

To be taken to the weekly drought map, a new version of which was published Thursday, click here.

This post has been updated on Friday, July 31st, to account for the delay in reporting on the import of

Drought to persist or intensify

California is red on the most recent edition of the US Seasonal Drought Outlook, along with western Nevada, south Texas, Louisiana, central Oklahoma, central Washington, pockets of northern Montana and western faces of the Hawaiian islands.


Source: National Weather Service. To link to the US Seasonal Drought Outlook webpage, click on the map image.


To be taken to the Weekly Drought Monitor website, click on image.

Weekly Drought Map

Click on map for link to the National Drought Mitigation Center

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