Largest “exceptional drought” area on record
- 281,000+ square miles in drought
- An area equal to the 13 Northeast states and Washington D.C.
- 7.54% of U.S. (including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico) in “exceptional drought”
- 65% of Texas is covered by this worst drought category. This includes Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Brownsville, Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, and Wichita Falls.”
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- roomthily said: where “on record” is just ten years for this data. also, the dm resolution is, at best, at a multi-county level, so those numbers are rough estimates (and not based on a model & not reproducible). still sucks for texas.
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