Weather Tidbits: Drought Monitor
The important Drought Monitor is explored in this Weather Tidbits. The United States Drought Monitor is a map that is updated every Thursday showing the location and intensity of drought across the country, with data collected every Tuesday morning. The drought monitor consists of 5 categories. Abnormally dry means going in or coming out of drought. Moderate drought implies depleting water supply, while severe drought is water restrictions are imposed. Extreme drought occurs when water shortages and restrictions are widespread and exceptional drought can lead to water emergencies.