Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS San Angelo, TX

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
246 PM CDT MON JUN 30 2014

...DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...

THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR (USDM)...ISSUED THROUGH THE NATIONAL DROUGHT
MITIGATION CENTER ON JUNE 24...SHOWS CONDITIONS CONTINUING TO IMPROVE.
EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE SHOWN ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN CORNER
OF SCHLEICHER COUNTY...SOUTHWEST CORNER OF KIMBLE COUNTY...AS WELL AS
HASKELL...THROCKMOROTON...AND PORTIONS OF SHACKELFORD COUNTIES. SEVERE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS EXIST ACROSS PORTIONS OF SAN SABA...MASON...KIMBLE...
MENARD...SCHLEICHER...SUTTON...CONCHO...AND MCCULLOCH COUNTIES.
IMPACTS FROM SEVERE DROUGHT INCLUDE...CROP OR PASTURE LOSSES
LIKELY...WATER SHORTAGES COMMON...AND WATER RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED.
THE REMAINING WEST CENTRAL TEXAS COUNTIES ARE EXPERIENCING
ABNORMALLY DRY TO MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS WHERE CROP AND
PASTURE LOSSES ARE LIKELY AND WATER SHORTAGES ARE COMMON.

HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU/

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

FIRE DANGER IMPACTS...

WITH RECENT RAINFALL...FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE MINIMAL.
FOR THE LATEST BANS VISIT
HTTP://TFSFRP.TAMU.EDU/WILDFIRES/DECBAN.PNG OR CONTACT YOUR COUNTY.

THE TEXAS FOREST SERVICE USES THE KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDEX (KBDI)
AS A SYSTEM FOR RELATING CURRENT AND RECENT WEATHER CONDITIONS TO
POTENTIAL OR EXPECTED FIRE BEHAVIOR. IT IS A NUMERICAL INDEX
CALCULATED DAILY FOR EACH COUNTY. EACH NUMBER IS AN ESTIMATE OF THE
AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION...IN HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH...NEEDED TO BRING
THE SOIL BACK TO SATURATION. THE INDEX RANGES FROM 0 TO 800...WITH 0
REPRESENTING A SATURATED SOIL AND 800 A COMPLETELY DRY SOIL. AS OF
JUNE 30...WEST CENTRAL TEXAS AREA WAS IN THE RANGE 0 TO 300...WHICH
MEANS SOIL MOISTURE AND LARGE CLASS FUEL MOISTURES ARE HIGH AND WILL
NOT CONTRIBUTE TO FIRE INTENSITY.

HTTP://TICC.TAMU.EDU/PREDICTIVESERVICES/DROUGHT.HTM

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS.

ACCORDING TO TEXAS AGRILIFE CROP REPORT...COTTON PLANTING WAS
NEARLY FINISHED. SOME PLANTING WAS DELAYED DUE TO WET CONDITIONS
IN THE FIELDS...BUT WAS EXPECTED TO RESUME SOON. THE SMALL-GRAIN
HARVEST WAS MOSTLY COMPLETE. HAY GRAZER AND GRAIN SORGHUM WERE UP
AND GROWING. COASTAL BERMUDA GRASS PASTURES WERE PROGRESSING
WELL...AND PRODUCERS EXPECTED TO TAKE THEIR FIRST CUTTINGS SOON.
GRAIN SORGHUM LOOKED GOOD TOO. SOME CORN WAS DAMAGED BY HIGH
WINDS. RANGELAND AND PASTURES WERE REBOUNDING AND IN GOOD TO
EXCELLENT CONDITION. LIVESTOCK REMAINED IN GOOD CONDITION AND
CONTINUED TO IMPROVE. LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS WERE ABLE TO SLACK OFF
SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING OF CATTLE.




CLIMATE SUMMARY...

PERSISTENT RAINFALL HAS KEPT TEMPERATURES NEAR SEASONAL NORMAL...
EVAPORATION LOW...AND RELATIVE HUMIDITIES HIGH. SOME DROUGHT
IMPROVEMENT HAS BEEN NOTED ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS.


AS OF JUNE 30...

                      YTD     YTD NORMAL
                   PRECIP         PRECIP    PERCENT OF
STATION           (INCHES)       (INCHES)       NORMAL
------------------------------------------------------
ABILENE              7.74          12.42            62
SAN ANGELO          10.56          10.55           100
JUNCTION             7.04          12.25            57

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...CPC...INDICATES THAT THE CHANCES
OF EL NINO INCREASE DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR...EXCEEDING
65 PERCENT DURING THE SUMMER. EL NINO IS FAVORED TO DEVELOP DURING
THE SUMMER MONTHS.

THE CPC OUTLOOK FOR THE PERIOD JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER PREDICTS
EQUAL CHANCES OF BELOW NORMAL...NORMAL...AND ABOVE NORMAL
RAINFALL ACROSS WEST CENTRAL TEXAS.

THE CPC TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK FOR JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER INDICATES
INCREASED CHANCES OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE AREA.

THE LATEST U.S. SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK FROM CPC...CONTINUES TO
INDICATE DROUGHT PERSISTING OR INTENSIFYING THROUGH THE END OF
SEPTEMBER ACROSS WEST TEXAS.

HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/


HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...

HYDROLOGIC IMPACTS...
THE USGS WATERWATCH INDICATES THAT CURRENT STREAMFLOWS SOUTH OF
INTERSTATE 20 ARE NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.

HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV

RESERVOIR CONDITIONS AS OF JUNE 30...


/                    CURRENT   CONSERVATION     CURRENT             %
/                  ELEVATION       CAPACITY    CAPACITY  CONSERVATION
RESERVOIR               (FT)        (AC-FT)     (AC-FT)      CAPACITY

ABILENE              1988.22           7900         266            3
BROWNWOOD            1413.39         128839       68424           53
COLEMAN              1700.46          38075       13535           36
E.V. SPENCE          1825.04         517272       11561            2
FORT PHANTOM HILL    1621.47          70030       27493           39
HORDS CREEK          1882.39           8443        2628           31
HUBBARD CREEK        1156.73         318067       58719           19
O.C. FISHER          1856.91         119200        3316            3
O.H. IVIE            1513.66         554340      107328           19
OAK CREEK            1977.38          39210        7708           20
STAMFORD             1400.51          51570        6195           12
SWEETWATER           2090.88          12267        2125           17
TWIN BUTTES          1899.51         186200       16045            8
NASWORTHY            1871.99          10108        9700           96

HTTP://WATERDATAFORTEXAS.ORG/RESERVOIRS/STATEWIDE

NEXT ISSUANCE...

THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY IN RESPONSE TO
SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN CONDITIONS.

RELATED WEB SITES...

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS MAY BE FOUND
 AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESSES /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

OUR LOCAL DROUGHT WEB PAGE...
HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/SJT/?N=DROUGHT
HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU/
NOAA DROUGHT PAGE...HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.NOAA.GOV/
OFFICE OF THE TEXAS STATE
CLIMATOLOGIST...HTTP://WWW.MET.TAMU.EDU/OSC/
NWS...HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/
USGS...HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV/
USACE...HTTP://WWW.MVR.USACE.ARMY.MIL/
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER /CPC/...HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...

THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING NOAA/S
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER...THE
USDA...STATE AND REGIONAL CENTER CLIMATOLOGISTS AND THE NATIONAL
DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER. INFORMATION FOR THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN
GATHERED FROM NWS AND FAA OBSERVATION SITES...STATE COOPERATIVE
EXTENSION SERVICES...THE USDA...USACE AND USGS.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT
INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
7654 KNICKERBOCKER ROAD
SAN ANGELO TEXAS  76904
PHONE: 325-944-9445
NWS.SANANGELO@NOAA.GOV

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