Ben Parzybok

will forget your name, and feel very badly about it

Drought Monitor

Love this tool, put out by the National Drought Mitigation Center.

Currently Oregon is listed as undergoing a Severe Drought — which is third, in a drought severity scale which goes to five.

  • Abnormally Dry
  • Moderate Drought
  • Severe Drought
  • Extreme Drought
  • Exceptional Drought

I feel like they need to work on the wording of that last one, which sounds slightly laudatory. Hey, you’re exceptional! A few parts of Nevada and the midwest are exceptional.

US West Drought Conditions as of January 21, 2014

 

Author: Benjamin Parzybok

My name is Ben Parzybok and I'm a novelist and programmer living in Portland, OR. @sparkwatson

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