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Potomac Basin Drought Monitor (derived from national Drought Monitor) Rich Tinker Dept. of Commerce/NOAA/NWS/NCEP/ Climate Prediction Center

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Potomac Basin Drought Monitor (derived from national Drought Monitor). Rich Tinker Dept. of Commerce/NOAA/NWS/ NCEP / Climate Prediction Center. National Drought Monitor. Issued weekly (Thursday morning) Synthesis of drought indicators, leaning toward those most relevant to observed impacts - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Potomac BasinDrought Monitor

(derived from national Drought Monitor)

Rich TinkerDept. of Commerce/NOAA/NWS/NCEP/

Climate Prediction Center

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National Drought MonitorIssued weekly (Thursday morning)Synthesis of drought indicators, leaning toward

those most relevant to observed impactsEvolved into a semi-official “final word” on

national drought conditionsUsed as a trigger for a variety of mitigation/aid

programsUSDA drought disaster declarations

D2 or worse 8+ weeks or D3+ 1 weekWater management/monitoring practices in Potomac

Basin

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Potomac BasinDrought Monitor

Regional view of national Drought MonitorWeekly issuances begin…

D0+ in 50% of BasinD1+ in any part of BasinWhenever we feel like it

Weekly issuances end…D0 completely eliminated from BasinWhenever we feel like it

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