Overall Green alert Drought for Western USA-2020
in United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014139
Name: Western USA-2020
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of May 2020
Duration: 129 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 115116 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Inondazioni nel Sahel: almeno 112 morti e più di 700.000 persone colpi ... Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:15:00 +0200.

L’United Nations high commissioner for refugees (Unhcr), sta intensificando le operazioni per assistere regione africana del Sahel, tra più di 700.000 persone colpite dalle devastanti inondazioni che hanno interessato la regione africana de
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Coinciding Droughts and Heatwaves To Become More CommonFri, 25 Sep 2020 11:44:00 +0200.

Droughts and heatwaves are both damaging, costly phenomena, but their effects are compounded when they coincide. The United States suffered three of these devastating dry-hot extremes between 2011 and 2013, tallying up US $60 billion in dam
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Weekend reads: 11 of the best international premium piecesFri, 25 Sep 2020 06:20:00 +0200.

Climate disruption is now locked in. The next moves will be crucial. America is now under siege by climate change in ways that scientists have warned about for years. But there is a second part to their admonition: Decades of growing crisis
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Frequency of combined droughts and heatwaves has substantially increas ... Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:34:00 +0200.

A team of researchers from Canada, Iran and the U.S. has found that the frequency of combined droughts and heatwaves has increased substantially in the western U.S. over the past half-century. In their paper published in the journal Science
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (32), WMO (1), INFORM (2),