NOAA drought forecasting tool promises clearer short-term outlook

By on July 3, 2013
Earth and Atmosphere News

President Obama called for more preparedness for environmental disaster in his recent Climate Action Plan and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration answered with a new drought forecasting tool, according to a NOAA release.

The new NOAA tool predicts drought conditions for the coming month.  It should give government officials and interested citizens alike a better short-term outlook than previous forecasting tools, due to improved climate modeling.

NOAA’s monthly drought predictions will now include indicator labels describing whether a drought will persist, enlarge or dwindle in the coming month.

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