Central Indiana Drought Information

For the latest Drought Information Statement from Indianapolis, please click here (when available).

Fire weather information is available on the Fire Weather Page

Click on any image below for a larger version. Images courtesy of NOAA, Midwest Climate Center, Indiana State Climatologist Office, and the USGS.


Current Conditions:



Current Conditions



US Drought Monitor Information for Indiana: 

Drought Monitor
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Drought Indicies


Long Term Palmer Index Precipitation Needed to Bring Palmer to -.5 (Near Normal)
Drought Severity Index (Long Term Palmer) Additional Precipitation Needed to Bring Palmer Index to Near Normal

Drought Portal Link


30 Day, 90 Day, 180 Day, and 365 Day Precipitation Percent of Normal:

30 Day Precipitation Percent of Mean

90 Day Percent of Mean Precipitation

Precipitation Percent of Mean  for 180 days


Plot of Year-to-Date Temperatures and Precipitation for Indianapolis (Other cities are available), and Plot of Snow Year (July-June) for Indianapolis.  (2011-2012 Indianapolis Snow Year Plot)


Indianapolis Climate Plot Indiana Snow Year plot



Soil Moisture Percentage(20 inch depth):


Soil Moisture (20") Percent of Average


Streamflow for Rivers Across Indiana (all streamflow images from USGS)


Percentile of StreamFlow for Indiana Rivers
black dot High
blue dot >90th Percentile
aqua dot 76th-90th Percentile (Above)
green dot 25th-75th Percentile (Normal)
orange dot 10th-24th Percentile (Below)
burnt dot <10th Percentile
red dot Low
hollow dot Not Ranked









Latest 5-Day Total Precipitation Forecast (updated daily at 7 p.m. EDT) from HPC:



8-14 day precipitation outlook:

8-14 day precipitation outlook

Climate Prediction Center 8 to 14 day outlooks

Latest One Month Precipitation Outlook from the Climate Prediction Center:


Latest Three-Month Precipitation Outlook from the Climate Prediction Center:

Three MonthPrecip Outlook from CPC


Drought Outlook:

Drought Outlook

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