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Agroclimate Map Production Schedule

Each day, hundreds of current agroclimate condition map products are produced and posted on the Drought Watch website. This production schedule is a handy reference to help users understand when each of the map products is updated online.

Our map products are updated on a variety of time steps including:

Please note that some of our map products are seasonal with defined start dates and are produced only during a defined period:

Note: at the beginning of each seasonal schedule the Accumulated Precipitation, Current Precipitation Compared to Historical Distribution, Departure from Average, and Percent of Average map products are not available until 30 days into that season.

Precipitation Maps
Table about the production schedule for the precipitation maps by product type
Product Type Production Schedule
Agricultural Year Precipitation Map Products
(Accumulated, Current Precipitation Compared to Historical Distribution/Precipitation Percentiles, Departure from Average, and Percent of Average)
Daily
Growing Season Precipitation Map Products
(Accumulated, Current Precipitation Compared to Historical Distribution/Precipitation Percentiles, Departure from Average, and Percent of Average)
Daily during the Growing Season
Winter Precipitation Map Products
(Accumulated, Current Precipitation Compared to Historical Distribution/Precipitation Percentiles, Departure from Average, and Percent of Average)
Daily during the Winter
Number of Consecutive Days with Precipitation Below 0.5 Millimeter (mm) Map Products Daily
Number of Days with Precipitation Below 0.5 Millimeter (mm) Map Products Weekly
7 Day Rolling Precipitation Map Products
(Accumulated)
Daily
14 Day Rolling Precipitation Map Products
(Accumulated, Departure from Average, and Percent of Average)
Daily
30 Day Rolling Precipitation Map Products
(Accumulated, Current Precipitation Compared to Historical Distribution/ Precipitation Percentiles, Departure from Average, and Percent of Average)
Daily
60 Day Rolling Precipitation Map Products
(Accumulated, Current Precipitation Compared to Historical Distribution/ Precipitation Percentiles, Departure from Average, and Percent of Average)
Daily
90 Day Rolling Precipitation Map Products
(Accumulated, Current Precipitation Compared to Historical Distribution/ Precipitation Percentiles, Departure from Average, and Percent of Average)
Weekly
180 Day Rolling Precipitation Map Products
(Accumulated, Current Precipitation Compared to Historical Distribution/ Precipitation Percentiles, Departure from Average, and Percent of Average)
Weekly
270 Day Rolling Precipitation Map Products
(Accumulated, Departure from Average, and Percent of Average)
Weekly
365 Day Rolling Precipitation Map Products
(Accumulated, Departure from Average, and Percent of Average)
Weekly
730 Day Rolling Precipitation Map Products
(Accumulated, Departure from Average, and Percent of Average)
Monthly
1095 Day Rolling Precipitation Map Products
(Accumulated, Departure from Average, and Percent of Average)
Monthly
1460 Day Rolling Precipitation Map Products
(Accumulated, Departure from Average, and Percent of Average)
Monthly
1825 Day Rolling Precipitation Map Products
(Accumulated, Departure from Average, and Percent of Average)
Monthly
Temperature Maps
Table about the production schedule for the temperature maps by product type
Product Type Production Schedule
Daily Maximum/Minimum Temperature Map Products Daily
Mean Difference from Normal Map Products Monthly
Highest/Lowest Temperature in the Past 7 Days Map Products Daily
Number of Consecutive Days Above 25 °Celcius/Above 30 °Celcius/Above 32 °Celcius Map Products Daily
Number of Days Above 25 °Celcius/Above 30 °Celcius Map Products Weekly during the Growing Season
Crop (Corn) Heat Units Map Products Weekly during the Growing Season
Growing Degree Days Accumulation – Base Value 0 °Celcius/5 °Celcius/10 °Celcius/15 °Celcius Map Products Weekly during the Growing Season
Drought Indices Maps
Table about the production schedule for the drought indices maps by product type
Product Type Production Schedule
Palmer Drought Index (PDI) Map Products Monthly
Moisture Anomaly Index (PDI-Z) Map Products Monthly
Palmer Drought Index Soils Moisture Map Products
(Total, Percent of Normal, Difference from Normal)
Monthly
Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) Map Products
(1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 24, 36, 48, and 52 month)
Monthly
Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI)
(1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60 month)
Monthly
Other Drought Watch Map Products
Table about the production schedule for the other drought watch map products by product type
Product Type Production Schedule
Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity (SMOS) map products and data Weekly
Canadian Drought Monitor (CDM) maps products and data Monthly
Historic Agroclimate Conditions
Table about the production schedule for the historic agroclimate conditions
Product Type Production Schedule
These maps products are available all year from 2006 to present, except when stated otherwise. Archived weekly based on Monday’s data
Archived monthly on the last day of the month.
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