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Soil Moisture Maps and Forecasts

With all the talk about drought, grassfires, lack of soil moisture,
here is some links to various maps.

Drought Assessment:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expe...assessment.html

Drought Monitor
http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html
http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/index.html

Drought Monitor: Forecasts:
http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/forecast.html

Fire Weather ForecastsL
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/fire_wx/overview.html

Keetch-Byram Drought Index:
http://www.wfas.us/content/view/32/49/

Long Term Palmer Drought Severity Index
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/anal...ring/addpcp.gif

Palmer Drought Severity Index:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/anal...ring/palmer.gif

Seasonal Drought OutlooK:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expe...al_drought.html

Soil Moisture Monitoring
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/soilmst/

Soil Moisture Outlooks:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/soilmst/forecasts.shtml

Soil Moisture Outlook for the Conterminous U.S.:
http://wxmaps.org/pix/soil1.html

There is numerous studies on soil moisture and weather, I will only post one link:
THE SOIL MOISTURE'S IMPACT ON WEATHER PREDICTION
http://www.theweatherprediction.com/habyhints/35/

Mike
 
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