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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1240 PM CST MON DEC 5 2016

...DECEMBER 5TH DROUGHT CONDITIONS UPDATE: PRIMARY ISSUANCES ON
THURSDAYS WITH A MIDWEEK UPDATE ON MONDAYS...

...IMPROVEMENT FROM RECENT RAINFALL OVER THE LAST WEEK SHOULD BE
NOTED ON THIS THURSDAYS ISSUANCE OF THE DROUGHT MONITOR...THOUGH MUCH
OF THE AREA STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO TO FORMALLY BE REMOVED FROM
ALL DROUGHT DECLARATIONS...

SYNOPSIS.../NO CHANGE FROM DECEMBER 1ST ISSUANCE/
ACCORDING TO THE DROUGHT MONITOR VALID TUESDAY...NOVEMBER 29TH
2016...EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT /D4/ CONDITIONS ENCOMPASS ALL OF DEKALB
COUNTY...NEARLY ALL OF JACKSON AND MARSHALL COUNTIES... EASTERN
CULLMAN COUNTY...AND PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN AND SOUTHWESTERN
MADISON COUNTY. D4 DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE ALSO LOCATED ALONG A WIDE
SWATH FROM EASTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY (AL) INTO LAWRENCE...EASTERN
COLBERT AND LAUDERDALE...NORTHWESTERN MORGAN AND MUCH OF LIMESTONE
COUNTIES. ELSEWHERE IN NORTHERN ALABAMA...CONDITIONS ARE RATED AS D3
/EXTREME/ DROUGHT. IN TENNESSEE..D4 DROUGHT CONDITIONS REMAIN IN FAR
SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY...WHILE D3 DROUGHT INCLUDES
NEARLY ALL OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE.

NOTE: PRECIPITATION AND OTHER CONDITIONS (STREAMFLOWS, SOIL
MOISTURE, ETC.) THAT DETERMINE DROUGHT DESIGNATIONS EACH WEEK FOR
THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR ARE BASED ON DATA THAT END AT 6 AM CST EACH
TUESDAY. SO...ANY PRECIPITATION THAT FALLS AFTER THE 6 AM CUTOFF IS
NOT FACTORED INTO DESIGNATIONS FOR THAT WEEK...BUT WILL OF COURSE BE
FACTORED INTO THE DROUGHT MONITOR DESIGNATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING
WEEKLY ISSUANCE.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS.../NO CHANGE FROM DECEMBER 1ST ISSUANCE/
STATE AND LOCAL DECLARATIONS: THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (ADECA) OFFICE OF WATER RESOURCES HAS PLACED ALL
ALABAMA COUNTIES IN THE HUNTSVILLE COUNTY WARNING AND FORECAST AREA
IN A `DROUGHT EMERGENCY`. THIS LEVEL OF DECLARATION WILL BE ISSUED
WHEN MOISTURE INDICATORS ARE NEAR THE LOWEST TWO PERCENT OF RECORDED
HISTORICAL CONDITIONS AND ARE APPROACHING OR ACHIEVING RECORD DRY
LEVELS.

THE TENNESSEE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY /TEMA/ HAS DECLARED A
STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO THE DRY CONDITIONS IN PLACE IN TENNESSEE.
RECENTLY...TEMA HAS INSTATED A LEVEL 3 OPERATIONS LEVEL. THIS MEANS
THAT EITHER AN EMERGENCY HAS OCCURRED...OR THAT CONDITIONS ARE
DETERIORATING RAPIDLY ACROSS THE REGION. WHILE WIDESPREAD DUTY
PERSONNEL ARE NOT CALLED TO DUTY...ONLY SPECIFICALLY-NEEDED
PERSONNEL ARE REQUIRED.

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS.../NO CHANGE FROM DECEMBER 1ST ISSUANCE/
IN ALABAMA...THE LATEST CROP AND PROGRESS CONDITION REPORT FROM THE
USDA NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE (NASS) DATED NOVEMBER
28TH CONTAINED A REPORT FROM THE LIMESTONE COUNTY FARM SERVICE
AGENCY (FSA). THE LIMESTONE FSA REPORTED THAT DROUGHT CONDITIONS
CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE COUNTY. CATTLE PRODUCERS ARE NOW REPORTING
PONDS AND STREAMS DRYING UP AND WATER HAULING ACTIVITY HAS BEGUN.

IN TENNESSEE...THE LATEST CROP AND PROGRESS CONDITIONS REPORT FROM
THE USDA NASS DATED NOVEMBER 28TH CONTAINED REPORTS FROM THE MOORE
AND FRANKLIN COUNTY FSA. THE FSA IN MOORE COUNTY REPORTED THAT
FARMERS WERE CONCERNED THEY MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH HAY TO LAST THE
WINTER AND WERE LOOKING TO BUY. IN FRANKLIN...THE FSA REPORTED THAT
WHEAT PRODUCERS WERE BUSY PLANTING AHEAD OF ANTICIPATED RAIN.

COUNTIES IN D3 OR D4 DROUGHT FOR ANY PORTION OF TIME AUTOMATICALLY
QUALIFY FOR U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) PRIMARY NATURAL
DISASTER STATUS. AS OF OCTOBER 26TH...THE USDA HAD OFFICIALLY
DESIGNATED ALL OF THE COUNTIES IN THE HUNTSVILLE COUNTY WARNING AND
FORECAST AREA AS PRIMARY NATURAL DISASTER AREAS DUE TO DAMAGES AND
LOSSES CAUSED BY THE RECENT DROUGHT. THIS INCLUDES THE COUNTIES OF
COLBERT...CULLMAN...DEKALB...FRANKLIN (AL)...FRANKLIN (TN)...
JACKSON...LAUDERDALE...LINCOLN...MADISON...MARSHALL...MOORE...
MORGAN...LAWRENCE...AND LIMESTONE.

FIRE DANGER IMPACTS.../UPDATED DECEMBER 5TH 2016/
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 12TH...A DROUGHT EMERGENCY DECLARATION WAS SIGNED
BY THE GOVERNOR OF ALABAMA DUE TO THE EXTREMELY DRY CONDITIONS IN
PLACE. THIS DECLARATION PROHIBITS ALL OUTDOOR BURNING FOR 46 COUNTIES
IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL ALABAMA (INCLUDING ALL 11 NORTHERN ALABAMA
COUNTIES IN THE WFO HUNTSVILLE COUNTY WARNING AREA). ON NOVEMBER
7TH...THE `NO BURN` ORDER WAS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE ALL COUNTIES IN THE
STATE OF ALABAMA.

IN ALABAMA FOR THE YEAR TO DATE...3,660 FIRES HAVE OCCURRED ACROSS
THE STATE OF ALABAMA...CHARRING APPROXIMATELY 49,613 ACRES. OF
THOSE...898 FIRES HAVE OCCURRED IN THE LAST 30 DAYS...BURNING ABOUT
13,248 ACRES. HERE IS A BREAKDOWN OF FIRES BY COUNTY SINCE JANUARY
1ST /AND THE ACREAGE BURNED AS A RESULT/:

COUNTY NAME...YTD FIRES/ACRES BURNED...LAST 30 DAYS.....LAST 7 DAYS
COLBERT........54/277..................15/14 ACRES.......1/0.1 ACRES
CULLMAN........57/1242..................8/73 ACRES.......4/60 ACRES
DEKALB........301/3264.................35/1561 ACRES.....5/13 ACRES
FRANKLIN.......26/189...................2/8 ACRES........0/0 ACRES
JACKSON........83/578..................17/89 ACRES.......2/10 ACRES
LAUDERDALE.....40/189..................13/9 ACRES........3/0.3 ACRES
LAWRENCE.......41/539...................7/97 ACRES.......0/0 ACRES
LIMESTONE......49/400..................16/15 ACRES.......2/0.4 ACRES
MADISON........15/54....................5/24 ACRES.......1/1.5 ACRES
MARSHALL.......67/410..................13/121 ACRES......1/71 ACRES
MORGAN.........51/313..................17/58 ACRES.......2/11 ACRES

THESE DATA ARE PROVIDED BY THE ALABAMA FORESTRY COMMISSION AND ARE
UPDATED DAILY ON THEIR WEBSITE (PROVIDED AT THE END OF THIS
STATEMENT). THESE DATA ARE ONLY VALID ON THE DAY THAT THE DROUGHT
STATEMENT IS ISSUED. PLEASE REFER TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR THE MOST
RECENT FIRE INFORMATION.

IN TENNESSEE FOR THE YEAR TO DATE THROUGH NOVEMBER 30TH...
APPROXIMATELY 1,417 FIRES HAVE BURNED 44,015 ACRES. NO MAJOR FIRES
WERE CURRENTLY REPORTED IN FRANKLIN...LINCOLN OR MOORE COUNTIES.

ON NOVEMBER 14TH...THE GOVERNOR OF TENNESSEE ISSUED A PROCLAMATION
DECLARING A REGIONAL BURN BAN FOR 51 COUNTIES. THIS INCLUDES
FRANKLIN COUNTY. OTHERWISE...PER THE TENNESSEE DIVISION OF
FORESTRY...A BURN PERMIT IS CURRENTLY REQUIRED TO CONDUCT ANY
OUTDOOR OPEN BURNING OF DEBRIS. THIS INCLUDES MOORE AND LINCOLN
COUNTIES. CITIZENS ARE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN BURN PERMITS AND FOLLOW
OUTDOOR BURNING SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS. PEOPLE CONDUCTING OUTDOOR
BURNING ARE ALSO URGED TO CHECK FOR ANY LOCAL RESTRICTIONS PRIOR TO
CONDUCTING BURNING ACTIVITY. CITIZENS MAY OBTAIN BURN PERMITS BY
GOING TO WWW.BURNSAFETN.ORG.

DUE TO RECENT RAINFALL...THE KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDEX (KBDI)
AVAILABLE FROM THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE WILDLAND FIRE ASSESSMENT
SYSTEM SHOWS THE VALUES HAVE DECREASED MARKEDLY. VALUES NOW RANGE
FROM AROUND 400 TO 500 IN PARTS OF NORTHEASTERN AND NORTHWESTERN
ALABAMA...WITH VALUES NOW AROUND 300 T0 400 ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF
THE AREA.

WATER RESTRICTIONS: /NO CHANGE FROM DECEMBER 1ST ISSUANCE/
WATER AND UTILITIES SYSTEMS IN CULLMAN CITY ARE IN MANDATORY PHASE
II OF THEIR WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM. BUSINESSES AND FARMERS WILL
STILL BE ALLOWED TO OPERATE NORMALLY AT THIS TIME...BUT THE MAYOR`S
OFFICE IN CULLMAN IS URGING EVERYONE TO FIND WAYS TO CONSERVE WATER
DURING THE ONGOING DROUGHT. ELSEWHERE IN CULLMAN COUNTY...COUNTY
OFFICIALS ARE REQUESTING VOLUNTARY WATER CONSERVATION FROM CITIZENS
DUE TO THE DROUGHT.

OTHER IMPACTS: /NO CHANGE FROM DECEMBER 1ST ISSUANCE/
LOCAL NEWS HAS REPORTED THAT MANY HOME FOUNDATION REPAIR BUSINESSES
IN NORTHERN ALABAMA WERE BUSY BECAUSE DRY CONDITIONS HAVE CAUSED
LARGE CRACKS AND OTHER DAMAGE TO HOME FOUNDATIONS. ALSO...COUNTY
OFFICIALS ESPECIALLY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA ARE REPORTING THAT LARGE
NUMBERS OF CRACKS HAVE APPEARED ON ROADWAYS DUE TO THE DROUGHT. THIS
INCLUDES PORTIONS OF THE NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY IN NORTHWESTERN
ALABAMA AND ADJACENT AREAS. THERE ARE ALSO SPOTTY REPORTS OF OTHER
ROADWAYS IN THE CENTRAL/EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY WARNING AREA
/CWA/ THAT ARE EXPERIENCING ISSUES/DAMAGE DUE TO THE ONGOING DROUGHT.

CLIMATE SUMMARY.../UPDATED DECEMBER 5TH 2016/
BENEFICIAL RAINFALL ACROSS THE REGION CONTINUES THIS MORNING...AND
COMBINED WITH THE HEAVIER RAINFALL RECEIVED LAST WEEK AFTER THE
DROUGHT MONITOR /DM/ CUTOFF TUESDAY MORNING AT 6AM...SOME CHANGES
SHOULD BE NOTED IN THIS WEEK`S ISSUANCE OF THE DM. WE STILL HAVE A
LONG WAY TO GO TO BE COMPLETELY REMOVED FROM THE DROUGHT DECLARATIONS
IN PLACE...BUT THIS IS DEFINITELY A GREAT START.

TEMPERATURES OVER THE WEEKEND WERE AT OR BELOW AVERAGE FOR THIS TIME
OF YEAR...WITH ALREADY OVER AN INCH OF RAINFALL NOTED AT HUNTSVILLE
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...AND OVER TWO INCHES REPORTED AT NORTHWEST
ALABAMA REGIONAL AIRPORT IN MUSCLE SHOALS FOR THE MONTH TO DATE! AN
ADDITIONAL INCH OR SO OF RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO FALL THROUGH THE DAY
TODAY AND INTO TONIGHT...TAPERING OFF TOMORROW FROM WEST TO EAST.

ACROSS THE AREA...RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE PAST 7 DAYS HAVE BEEN
SIGNIFICANT...NOT ONLY COMPARED TO NORMAL VALUES FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR...BUT ALSO BECAUSE OF THE EXCEPTIONALLY DRY CONDITIONS OVER THE
PAST FEW MONTHS. (FOR REFERENCE, NORMAL RAINFALL PER WEEK THIS TIME
OF YEAR IS JUST OVER AN INCH, GIVE OR TAKE A QUARTER OF AN INCH OR
SO.) RAINFALL TOTALS WERE HIGHEST WHERE IT WAS NEEDED MOST:
NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA. THERE, LOCATIONS RECEIVED WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF
SIX TO EIGHT INCHES OF RAINFALL...WITH AMOUNTS OF FOUR TO SIX INCHES
OF RAIN HEADING SOUTH/WEST FROM THESE LOCATIONS ACROSS CENTRAL
PORTIONS OF THE AREA. FAR NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA AND FAR SOUTHERN
CULLMAN COUNTIES RECEIVED THE LEAST AMOUNT OF RAINFALL OVER THE PAST
WEEK...WITH TOTALS ONLY BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR INCHES THERE.

TEMPERATURES HAVE AVERAGED WELL ABOVE NORMAL FOR MOST OF THE YEAR
WHICH HAS HELPED LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTENANCE OF DROUGHT
CONDITIONS. THE RECENT METEOROLOGICAL FALL (SEPTEMBER THROUGH
NOVEMBER) RANKS AS THE WARMEST ON RECORD AT HUNTSVILLE AND MUSCLE
SHOALS AND SECOND WARMEST AT SCOTTSBORO. FOR THE YEAR TO DATE...THIS
ALSO RANKS AS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR HUNTSVILLE AND MUSCLE
SHOALS AND SECOND WARMEST AT SCOTTSBORO.

MOST LOCATIONS FROM LATE AUGUST TO LATE NOVEMBER RECEIVED VERY
LITTLE RAINFALL. HOWEVER...STARTING NOVEMBER 27TH...RAINS BEGAN TO
MOVE BACK INTO THE REGION. IN FACT...THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE
RAINFALL THAT HAS OCCURRED OVER THE LAST THREE MONTHS FELL DURING THE
LAST THREE DAYS OF NOVEMBER. HOWEVER...THE RECENT RAINS THAT OCCURRED
WERE NOT ENOUGH TO ERASE THE DEFICITS FOR THE THREE MONTH PERIOD.
DEFICITS ARE STILL AROUND SIX TO EIGHT INCHES FOR MOST OF THE AREA.
ON SIX MONTH TIMESCALES...RAINFALL DEFICITS ARE STILL AROUND EIGHT TO
TWELVE INCHES FOR LARGE PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA SPOTTY AREAS
ELSEWHERE. MOST DEFICITS IN SOUTHERN TENNESSEE AND NORTHWESTERN
ALABAMA ARE GENERALLY AROUND SIX TO EIGHT INCHES...WITH SCATTERED
EXCEPTIONS.

NEAR THE HEART OF WHAT HAS BEEN THE WORST DROUGHT CONDITONS THIS
YEAR...AT SCOTTSBORO...THE PRECIPITATION DEFICIT OVER THE LAST THREE
MONTHS HAS NOW BEEN REDUCED TO 4.86 INCHES AND OVER THE LAST SIX
MONTHS IS NOW 10.04 INCHES. THE PRECIPITATION DEFICIT FOR THE YEAR
IS STILL A RELATIVELY LARGE 15.58 INCHES.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK.../UPDATED DECEMBER 5TH 2016/
AFTER A WET WEEKEND AND START TO THE WORK WEEK THIS WEEK, RAINFALL
WILL GRADUALLY BEGIN TO TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST ON TUESDAY. AFTER
A BRIEF BREAK TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY, ANOTHER SYSTEM WILL PUSH
ACROSS THE AREA WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY...BRINGING ANOTHER QUARTER TO
HALF AN INCH OF RAINFALL TO MUCH OF THE AREA.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TO
START THE WEEK, AND THEN AFTER A VERY STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONT
THURSDAY, TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO PLUNGE BY FRIDAY. MORNING LOWS
FRIDAY MORNING WILL DIP INTO THE UPPER TEENS AND LOWER 20S, AND
DAYTIME HIGHS WILL TOP OUT SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE FREEZING MARK AND
THE MIDDLE 30S, MAKING FOR THE COLDEST DAY ON TAP IN QUITE A WHILE!

THE OUTLOOK FOR WEEK TWO /DEC 12TH - 18TH/ FROM THE CLIMATE
PREDICTION CENTER FAVORS ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL AND FAVORS EQUAL
CHANCES FOR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH OF DECEMBER...PRECIPITATION IS
STRONGLY FAVORED TO BE BELOW NORMAL...WITH EQUAL CHANCES OF NEAR-
NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

THE LATEST SEASONAL OUTLOOK FOR THE WINTER PERIOD (DECEMBER THROUGH
FEBRUARY) FAVORS ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE REGION.
HOWEVER...EQUAL CHANCES EXIST FOR BELOW...NEAR OR ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION. TYPICALLY DURING LA NINA WINTERS...DRIER THAN NORMAL
CONDITIONS ARE PREVALENT IN THE GULF COAST REGION AND ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION IS FAVORED FOR PARTS OF THE OHIO VALLEY AND THE
MIDWEST. IN BETWEEN THESE REGIONS IN THE TENNESSEE VALLEY...RESULTS
ARE OFTEN MIXED...WITH SOME WINTERS EXPERIENCING WETTER THAN NORMAL
CONDITIONS AND OTHERS EXPERIENCING DRIER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS. THE
LATEST SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK VALID FROM NOVEMBER 17TH TO FEBRUARY
28TH INDICATES THAT DROUGHT IS LIKELY TO PERSIST ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE PERIOD. THIS INCLUDES ALL OF NORTHERN ALABAMA AND
ADJACENT AREAS OF SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK.../UPDATED DECEMBER 5TH 2016/
RIVER AND CREEK STREAMFLOWS HAVE INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY AT MOST
LOCATIONS FROM RECENT LOW AND HISTORIC LOW FLOWS. MOST SITES ACROSS
THE AREA ARE REPORTING BETWEEN ~30TH PERCENTILE AND THE ~50TH
PERCENTILE.

LAKE AND RIVER LEVELS ALONG THE HEAVILY REGULATED TENNESSEE RIVER
SYSTEM HAVE LARGELY BEEN UNAFFECTED BY THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS THIS
YEAR AND ARE OPERATING WITHIN OR NEAR NORMAL POOL LEVELS. BEAR CREEK
WHICH WAS OPERATING BELOW ITS GUIDE CURVE RECENTLY IS NOW RISING TO A
LEVEL NEAR ITS NORMAL OPERATING LEVEL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. LEWIS
SMITH LAKE HAD BEEN OPERATING BELOW ITS NORMAL GUIDE CURVE SINCE
EARLY SUMMER...BUT VALUES ARE NOW AT THE NORMAL LEVEL FOR THIS TIME
OF YEAR. GUNTERSVILLE DAM IS OPERATING ABOVE ITS NORMAL OPERATING
ZONE...AND TIMS FORD LAKE IS ACTUALLY OPERATING CLOSER TO ITS FLOOD
CURVE THAN ITS NORMAL GUIDE CURVE THANKS TO RECENT RAINS.

ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST DAILY SOIL
MOISTURE RANKINGS AS OF DECEMBER 4TH CONTINUE TO INDICATE ABNORMALLY
LOW SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA. DAILY SOIL MOISTURE
PERCENTILES ARE STILL AROUND THE BOTTOM 1ST TO 5TH PERCENTILES FOR
MUCH OF THE AREA...WITH FAR NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA NOTED AS BEING
BETWEEN THE 5TH AND 10TH PERCENTILES.

THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY GROUNDWATER WELL SITE IN CULLMAN COUNTY
SHOWS THAT GROUNDWATER LEVELS FELL BELOW THE DAILY MEDIAN VALUE
DURING THE MARCH TO LATE APRIL PERIOD AND HAVE SINCE REMAINED BELOW
AVERAGE SINCE THAT TIME. WATER LEVELS DROPPED RAPIDLY FROM SEPTEMBER
TO LATE NOVEMBER...BUT HAVE SINCE REBOUNDED VERY SLIGHTLY.
NEVERTHELESS...VALUES REMAIN ABOUT FOUR FEET BELOW NORMAL.
GROUNDWATER LEVELS AT THE MONITORING SITE IN LAWRENCE COUNTY
DECLINED RAPIDLY FROM EARLY SEPTEMBER TO LATE NOVEMBER...BUT ROSE
SHARPLY AFTER THE RECENT RAINFALL. VALUES THAT WERE ABOUT 10 FEET
BELOW NORMAL ARE NOW JUST ABOUT 2 FEET BELOW THE MEDIAN VALUE FOR
THIS TIME OF YEAR.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SOIL MOISTURE AND STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS OVER THE
NEXT WEEK IS FOR CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT DUE TO THE EXPECTED RAINFALL.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...THE NEXT DROUGHT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED
THURSDAY...DECEMBER 8TH.

&&

RELATED WEB SITES...
/USE LOWER CASE/

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR WEB PAGE...HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU

CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ALABAMA DROUGHT DECLARATIONS...VISIT
HTTP://WWW.ADECA.ALABAMA.GOV/DIVISIONS/OWR/PAGES/DEFAULT.ASPX

FOR INFORMATION FROM THE ALABAMA FORESTRY COMMISSION...VISIT
HTTP://FORESTRY.ALABAMA.GOV/

WILDFIRE INFORMATION FROM THE ALABAMA FORESTRY COMMISSION...
HTTP://FORESTRY.ALABAMA.GOV/FIRE_TOTALS.ASPX?BV=1&S=4

RADAR ESTIMATED PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM...
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP

STREAMFLOWS ARE OBTAINED FROM THE USGS AT...
HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/INDEX.PHP

LAKE LEVELS FOR THE TENNESSEE RIVER LAKES CAN BE OBTAINED FROM
HTTP://WWW.TVA.COM/LAKEINFO/

USGS GROUNDWATER WELL SITE INFORMATION FOR ALABAMA...
HTTP://WATERDATA.USGS.GOV/AL/NWIS/CURRENT/
?TYPE=GW&GROUP_KEY=COUNTY_CD

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS...

SOME DATA USED IN THIS STATEMENT WERE PROVIDED BY THE U.S.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE...THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY...THE
TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY...AND THE STATES OF ALABAMA AND
TENNESSEE.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THE DROUGHT...CONTACT:
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE
320A SPARKMAN DRIVE
HUNTSVILLE AL 35805
PHONE: 256-890-8503
SR-HUN.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV

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