North Carolina
Drought Management Advisory Council

US Drought Monitor Resources

  • National Drought Conditions from the US Drought Monitor
  • The US Drought Monitor is a map released every Thursday, showing parts of the U.S. that are in drought. The map uses five classifications: abnormally dry (D0), showing areas that may be going into or are coming out of drought, and four levels of drought: moderate (D1), severe (D2), extreme (D3) and exceptional (D4).

  • 2 Week Comparison
  • Site to compare conditions for two different weeks.

  • Slider Comparison
  • Site to compare conditions using a split screen slider.

  • Timeseries
  • Timeseries of drought levels over time.

  • USDM NC Page
  • Extensive data on NC drought conditions

  • Southeast Drought Early Warning System
  • Organization with resources to predict and respond to drought in the Southeast US.