Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Green Bay, WI

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
508 AM CDT FRI JUN 5 2015

...DROUGHT SEES CONSIDERABLE IMPROVEMENT IN THE NORTHEASTERN
QUARTER OF WISCONSIN...

.SYNOPSIS...
RECENT RAINFALL HAS HELPED EASE DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS THE
AREA...ERASING ALL AREAS OF MODERATE DROUGHT IN THIS PART OF THE
STATE. INDEED...A STRETCH OF THE MENOMINEE RIVER SAW SOME MINOR
FLOODING. AN AREA CLASSIFIED AS ABNORMALLY DRY STILL
REMAINS...CENTERED LARGELY IN CENTRAL WISCONSIN BUT STRETCHING
INTO PARTS OF NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WISCONSIN.

DROUGHT LEVELS ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WISCONSIN ARE
BASED ON THE JUNE 4TH DROUGHT MONITOR.

D0 -- ABNORMALLY DRY OR RECOVERING FROM DROUGHT
D1 -- MODERATE DROUGHT
D2 -- SEVERE DROUGHT
D3 -- EXTREME DROUGHT
D4 -- EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT

THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES ARE FULLY OR PARTIALLY UNDER ABNORMALLY DRY
CONDITIONS (D0):
LANGLADE
LINCOLN
MARATHON (EASTERN THREE-QUARTERS)
MENOMINEE
OCONTO (FAR WEST)
ONEIDA (FAR WEST)
PORTAGE (NORTHERN TWO-THIRDS)
SHAWANO
WAUPACA (FAR NORTHWEST)
WOOD (FAR EAST CENTRAL)

.RIVER LEVELS...
AFTER A BRIEF PERIOD OF HIGH RIVER LEVELS WITH MINOR FLOODING ON
PART OF THE MENOMINEE RIVER...RIVER LEVELS HAVE COME BELOW
BANKFULL ACROSS THE AREA. STREAMFLOWS ARE AT OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL.

.FIRE WEATHER...
WITH AN INCREASE IN RAINFALL AND THE SEASONAL END OF THE SPRING
PEAK IN FIRE ACTIVITY IN WISCONSIN...FIRE DANGER HAS BECOME LOW
ACROSS THE STATE. DESPITE THE LOW FIRE DANGER...RESIDENTS SHOULD
ALWAYS EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN WORKING WITH FIRE OR EQUIPMENT THAT
CAN SPARK FIRES OUTDOORS.

.FORECAST...
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY FROM SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY AND POSSIBLY INTO EARLY MONDAY (JUNE 6-8). AFTER THAT...A
BRIEF DRY PERIOD EARLY NEXT WEEK BEFORE POTENTIAL FOR MORE
UNSETTLED WEATHER RETURNS IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEK.

.ACKNOWLEDGMENTS... THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT
INVOLVING NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL CENTERS
FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION CENTER FOR WEATHER AND CLIMATE
(FORMERLY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER)...THE UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE...STATE AND REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER
CLIMATOLOGISTS...AND THE NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER. FIRE
DANGER INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED BY THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF
NATURAL RESOURCES.

INFORMATION FOR THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT HAS BEEN
GATHERED FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN
WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE...NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION
CENTER...WILDLAND FIRE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM...NOAA CLIMATE PREDICTION
CENTER...MIDWEST REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL
CLIMATE CENTER...UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY...UNITED STATES
ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS...WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES...AND THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE WISCONSIN.

RELATED WEBSITES...THE FOLLOWING WEB SITES WERE REFERENCED TO
ACCESS INFORMATION FOR THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT:

CLIMATE AND WEATHER INFORMATION-
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/CLIMATE/INDEX.PHP?WFO=GRB
UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY-
HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV
MIDWEST REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER-
HTTP://MRCC.SWS.UIUC.EDU
US DROUGHT MONITOR-
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU
WILDLAND FIRE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM-
HTTP://WWW.WFAS.NET
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES-
HTTP://DNR.WI.GOV


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LUCHS



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