Overall Green alert Drought for High Plains and Midwest USA-2020
in Canada, United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 13 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014320
Name: High Plains and Midwest USA-2020
Countries: Canada, United States
Start Date: End of Jun 2020
Duration: 410 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 659759 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 411 | About casualties: 6 | Last hour: 0

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Kenneth Blumenfeld, a climatologist at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, says that any anxiety from the past few weeks is normal. “There’s a whole psychology of how we perceive the weather in the climate that’s underlying all o
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Durante un intervento alla Camera dedicato alla grave situazione degli incendi in Italia , il ministro per la Transizione ecologica Roberto Cingolani è stato chiaro e perentorio: il 70 percento dei roghi sul territorio nazionale è provocato
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This Year’s Summer of Climate Extremes Hits Wealthier Places2021-08-05T15:10+0200.

As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are noticing something different: 2021’s onslaught is hitting harder and in places that have been spared global warming’s wrath in the past. Wealthy countries such as
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),