US Drought Over Time

I made a movie you might enjoy. There may be something else out there like this, probably better than this one, but it is still cool. I downloaded all the PDF files from the US Drought Monitor archives, using the version of the connected US that has only the year, month, and day on the graphic. Then I slapped them in iMovie and sped the animation up by 800% over the default 1 sec. per pic. I do not have today’s rather horrifying image on it, which I’ve placed above.

Here’s the movie:

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4 thoughts on “US Drought Over Time

  1. I intend to only use batch processing to do this, but it wonder if ir would look better with just the years and not the dates. The seasons would be apparent, maybe.

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