CHC Early Estimates
The CHC Early Estimates are regional maps that show rainfall conditions for multiple accumulation periods useful for agroclimatic monitoring. Two types of these maps are available: the first type shows accumulations based on today's available CHIRPS data, which can be a combination of final and preliminary CHIRPS. The second type extends this scenario into the next two weeks using the CHIRPS-GEFS forecast.
The CHIRPS-GEFS data set uses the higher spatial resolution of CHIRPS and the advanced forecasting ability of GEFS to provide weather forecasts, updated daily at a spatial resolution of 5 km across the globe. In blending CHIRPS and GEFS, we bias-correct and downscale GEFS with respect to CHIRPS.
Early Warning eXplorer (EWX)
The Early Warning eXplorer (EWX) is a web-based single-page application for exploration of geospatial data related to drought monitoring and famine early warning. The EWX enables scientists, analysts, and policymakers to view diverse data sets side-by-side in the same spatial bounding box, and to step through sequences of multiple time-series data sets simultaneously.
Ethiopia Special Reports
Rain gauge observations from Ethiopia's National Meteorological Agency (NMA) are blended with CHIRPS for up-to-date assessments of rainfall conditions throughout major growing seasons. Reports feature 50+ gauges across Ethiopia, which are updated every 10 days. Ethiopia Special Reports are made possible by a partnership between the CHC and the Ethiopia NMA.
Ethiopia Special Reports for the past season concluded in September and will resume in April 2020.