Improvements to the Drought Monitor
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"I believe that your use of the U.S. Drought Monitor doesn’t serve your viewers & customers very well, by not reporting on topsoil moisture conditions and deficits.
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Your suggested maps do present a more real-time picture of drought conditions.
He also finds the short-term drought blend map helpful.
My experience as a grower with drought leads me to rank crop and soil condition maps second to forecast maps.
What we fixate on are chances for relief, more than better descriptions of the problem.
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Mike and I would appreciate more feedback on this idea.