Floods & Droughts


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QUICK LINKS: Situational Awareness: River Floods & Excessive Rain | Situational Awareness: Droughts | Accumulated Precipitation |
Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts | Streamflow Observations | Soil & Crop Moisture | Numerical Model Guidance




Situational Awareness: River Floods & Excessive Rain


Honolulu

Anchorage

San Diego

Phoenix

Denver

Chicago

New York

GMT/UTC

 
For current FLASH FLOOD products issued by local National Weather Service offices, please refer to the All U.S. Hazards page.
For imminent flooding associated with heavy rain and thunderstorms, monitor the radar data on the Thunderstorms & Tornadoes page.

Current Significant River Flood Outlook

Current Significant River Flood Outlook

Current WPC Mesoscale Precipitation Discussions


 

Day 1 Excessive Rainfall Potential

Day 2 Excessive Rainfall Potential

Day 3 Excessive Rainfall Potential

Corresponding text product: CPC Excessive Rainfall Discussion
 
For a graphical summary of extended flood hazards (Day 3-14), among others: All U.S. Hazards: Extended Hazards




Situational Awareness: Droughts


Honolulu

Anchorage

San Diego

Phoenix

Denver

Chicago

New York

GMT/UTC

 

U.S. Drought Monitor


Loop: 12-week

Palmer Drought Index


Palmer Drought Index: Percentiles

 

U.S. Drought Tendency (seasonal outlook)


More information: CPC Seasonal Drought Outlook

 
For intraseasonal precipitation anomaly forecasts (up to 3 months): Climate Variabilities
More drought products are available from CPC Drought Monitoring and the U.S. Drought Monitor.




Accumulated Precipitation

 

Yesterday’s Accumulated Precipitation

7-Day Accumulated Precipitation

7-Day Precipitation Anomaly

30-Day Accumulated Precipitation

30-Day Precipitation Anomaly

90-Day Accumulated Precipitation

90-Day Precipitation Anomaly

180-Day Accumulated Precipitation

180-Day Precipitation Anomaly

More precipitation maps: CPC North American Monsoon Precipitation Monitoring and CPC U.S. Regional Climate Maps
Numerical models for heavy rain and flood forecasting: Thunderstorms & Tornadoes: Numerical Model Guidance




Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts

 

Day 1 Precipitation Forecast (24-hr accumulated)

Day 2 Precipitation Forecast (24-hr accumulated)

Day 3 Precipitation Forecast (24-hr accumulated)

Day 4-5 Precipitation Forecast (48-hr accumulated)

Corresponding text product: WPC QPF Discussion
 
For more QPF figures: WPC Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts
For intraseasonal precipitation anomaly forecasts (up to 3 months): Intraseasonal Climate




Streamflow Observations

 

U.S. Streamflow (Daily Anomaly)


Flood & High Flow Conditions


7-day Average Streamflow (Daily Anomaly)





Soil & Crop Moisture

 

Yesterday’s Soil Moisture

Yesterday’s Soil Moisture Anomaly

Last Month’s Soil Moisture

Last Month’s Soil Moisture Anomaly

Soil Moisture Anomaly Change Since Last Month

Soil Moisture Anomaly Change Since Last Season

USDA Top Soil Moisture Maps



Crop Moisture Index

More maps available from CPC Land Surface Monitoring and Prediction and CPC Drought Monitoring.




Numerical Model Guidance

 

GFS Surface Pressure, Thickness

NAM Surface Pressure, Thickness

 

GFS 850 mb Heights, Wind, Temperature

NAM 850 mb Heights, Wind, Temperature

 

GFS 700 mb Heights, Wind, Vertical Velocity

NAM 700 mb Heights, Wind, Vertical Velocity

 

GFS 500 mb Heights, Wind, Absolute Vorticity

NAM 500 mb Heights, Wind, Absolute Vorticity

 

GFS 300 mb Heights, Wind, Wind Speed

NAM 300 mb Heights, Wind, Wind Speed

GFS and NAM model output loops are courtesy of UNISYS.

 

Operational Models

Oklahoma Weather Lab
TwisterData.com
NOAA Rapid Refresh (RAP)
NCEP Model Analysis & Guidance

 

Experimental Models

SPC Short-Range Ensemble Forecasts
NOAA High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR)
NSSL Realtime WRF