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Adnan Akyuz, Ph.D State Climatologist
Adnan Akyuz, ND State Climatologist

Summary (Feb. 25, 2021)

  • Based on the DM map published this morning, 91% of the state is in at least Moderate Drought. Sixty-eight percent of the state is in Severe Drought that is a 10 percent increase compared to two weeks ago (Slide 13).
  • The estimated population in the drought area is 509,503.
  • The statewide drought conditions increased by 10 DSCI points compared to two weeks ago. This week’s DSCI point of 259 is a new highest point of the current drought season. The last time this number was exceeded was in 2017 (Slide 16).


    See Latest Full Report Feb. 25, 2021 (PPT)

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