Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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DROUGHT STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
357 PM CDT THU JUN 19 2014

...LATE SPRING THUNDERSTORMS BRING MUCH RELIEF TO DROUGHT...

SYNOPSIS...

THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM. IT IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN
SEVERAL GOVERNMENT AND ACADEMIC PARTNERS. THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR
IS ISSUED EACH THURSDAY MORNING AND TAKES INTO ACCOUNT
HYDRO-METEOROLOGICAL DATA THROUGH 7 AM TUESDAY.  THERE ARE FOUR
LEVELS OF DROUGHT: D1 /MODERATE/...D2 /SEVERE/...D3 /EXTREME/...AND
D4 /EXCEPTIONAL/.

THE LATEST U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...ISSUED JUNE 19...INDICATED D2 FOR
PORTIONS OF LYON...OSAGE...AND COFFEY COUNTIES...AND D1 FOR ALL OR
PORTIONS OF REPUBLIC...CLOUD...OTTAWA...WASHINGTON...CLAY...
DICKINSON...MARSHALL...GEARY...FRANKLIN...AND ANDERSON COUNTIES.

IN AN EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT /D4/...EXCEPTIONAL AND WIDESPREAD CROP AND
PASTURE LOSSES RESULT. AN EXCEPTIONAL FIRE DANGER EXISTS...AND
SHORTAGES OF WATER IN RESERVOIRS...STREAMS...AND WELLS OCCUR CAUSING
WATER EMERGENCIES.

IN AN EXTREME DROUGHT /D3/...MAJOR CROP AND PASTURE LOSSES ARE
LIKELY. AN EXTREME FIRE DANGER EXISTS...AND WIDESPREAD WATER
SHORTAGES AND RESTRICTIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

IN A SEVERE DROUGHT /D2/...CROP AND PASTURE LOSSES ARE HIGH...A VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER EXISTS...AND WATER RESTRICTIONS MAY BE REQUIRED
WITH WATER SHORTAGES COMMON.

IN A MODERATE DROUGHT /D1/...SOME DAMAGE TO CROPS AND PASTURE IS
POSSIBLE. A HIGH FIRE DANGER EXISTS. SOME WATER SHORTAGES DEVELOP OR
ARE IMMINENT...AND VOLUNTARY WATER USE RESTRICTIONS MAY BE REQUESTED.


SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

STATE AND LOCAL MITIGATION ACTIONS.
A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR EMERGENCY USE OF STATE FISHING
LAKE WATER HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE FOR LYON COUNTY.

SOIL MOISTURE.
ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...SOIL MOISTURE DEFICITS
ARE COMMONLY ONE TO THREE INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE KANSAS AGRICULTURAL
STATISTICS SERVICE REPORTS TOPSOIL MOISTURE SUPPLIES WERE 10 TO 20
PERCENT SHORT OR VERY SHORT.

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS.
FOR THE STATE...THE KANSAS AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE REPORTS
THE CONDITION OF 50 TO 60 PERCENT OF THE WINTER WHEAT CROP TO BE
POOR TO VERY POOR. THE CONDITION OF 5 TO 10 PERCENT OF THE CORN
CROP WAS POOR TO VERY POOR. RANGE AND PASTURE CONDITIONS WERE
REPORTED TO BE 20 TO 30 PERCENT POOR TO VERY POOR. STOCK WATER
SUPPLIES WERE 20 TO 30 PERCENT SHORT TO VERY SHORT.

WATER RESTRICTIONS.
WATER RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN ENACTED OR CONSERVATION OF WATER
REQUESTED BY MANY LOCAL ENTITIES INCLUDING THE CITIES OF
ABILENE...BALDWIN CITY...BURLINGAME...HARVEYVILLE...
LAWRENCE...LEBO...LYNDON...MELVERN...OSAGE CITY...OTTAWA...
POMONA...PRINCETON...QUENEMO...WAVERLY...WELLSVILLE...AND
WILLIAMSBURG.


CLIMATE SUMMARY...

SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN RECENT WEEKS PRODUCED
RATHER WIDESPREAD AND HEAVY RAINFALL. SINCE LATE MAY...TOTAL
PRECIPITATION FOR THE AREA HAS AVERAGED TO BE OVER SIX INCHES...WITH
SOME LOCATIONS RECEIVING OVER TEN INCHES....GREATLY REDUCING DROUGHT
CONDITIONS. SOME AREAS CONTINUE TO RECOVER FROM LONG-TERM
PRECIPITATION DEFICITS HOWEVER AFTER A VERY DRY BEGINNING OF THE
YEAR.


PRECIPITATION TOTALS IN INCHES FOR JANUARY 1 THROUGH JUNE 17 2014...

                                   DEPARTURE      PERCENT
EAST CENTRAL KANSAS...  AMOUNT    FROM NORMAL    OF NORMAL
TOPEKA                   13.26       -2.95          82
LAWRENCE                 14.90       -3.10          83
OTTAWA                   13.35       -4.63          74
EMPORIA 3NW              13.48       -3.25          81
COUNCIL GROVE LAKE       14.39       -1.11          93
MILFORD LAKE             14.54       -0.12          99
ESKRIDGE                 17.24       +0.11         101
GARNETT 1E               11.07       -7.11          61
POMONA LAKE              11.68       -6.17          65

NORTHEAST KANSAS...
MANHATTAN KSU            19.04       +3.28         121
MARYSVILLE               11.90       -2.64          82
HORTON                   11.65       -4.79          71
PERRY LAKE               13.44       -3.71          78

NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...
CLAY CENTER              16.09       +2.34         117
CONCORDIA                11.91       -0.34          97
MINNEAPOLIS              10.10       -3.62          74
BELLEVILLE                7.28       -6.09          54
WASHINGTON                7.82       -6.42          55

CENTRAL KANSAS...
ABILENE                  16.70       +1.35         109
HERINGTON                13.72       -2.53          84


PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...


THE U.S. MONTHLY DROUGHT OUTLOOK INDICATES THE DROUGHT IS LIKELY TO
BE REMOVED OR IMPROVE THROUGH THE END OF JUNE. THE U.S. SEASONAL
DROUGHT OUTLOOK INDICATES THE DROUGHT IS LIKELY TO BE REMOVED BY THE
END OF SEPTEMBER. FOR JULY....THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER
INDICATES EQUAL CHANCES FOR BOTH PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURES TO
BE ABOVE...BELOW...AND NEAR NORMAL THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER.


HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...

THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY INDICATES STREAMFLOWS OF AREA RIVERS AND
CREEKS RANGE FROM MUCH BELOW NORMAL TO MUCH ABOVE NORMAL. THE LATEST
LAKE WATER LEVEL READINGS FROM THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS INDICATE
LEVELS AT TO FIVE FEET ABOVE CONSERVATION OR IRRIGATION POOL LEVELS.
THE LATEST HYDROLOGIC PROBABILISTIC OUTLOOKS INDICATE FLOODING IS
POSSIBLE FOR A FEW CREEKS AND RIVERS THROUGH LATE AUGUST...BUT
HIGHLY UNLIKELY FOR MANY.


NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

THIS PRODUCT IS EXPECTED TO BE UPDATED IN EARLY JULY.

&&

RELATED WEB SITES...

ALL LINKS SHOULD BE IN LOWER CASE LETTERS.

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR - HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM/MONITOR.HTML
NOAA DROUGHT PAGE - HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.NOAA.GOV/
HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER - HTTP://WWW.HPRCC.UNL.EDU/
KANSAS STATE CLIMATOLOGIST - HTTP://WWW.KSRE.KSU.EDU/WDL/
KANSAS WATER OFFICE - HTTP://WWW.KWO.ORG/INDEX.HTM
U.S.D.A. NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE -
     HTTP://WWW.NASS.USDA.GOV/STATISTICS_BY_STATE/KANSAS/INDEX.ASP
RIVER INFORMATION...
     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/
     U.S. GEOLOGIC SURVEY - HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV/
     CORPS OF ENGINEERS - HTTP://RIVERGAGES.COM/
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER - HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA - HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/TOPEKA

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 OBSERVATIONS SITES...STATE COOPERATIVE
EXTENSION SERVICES...THE USDA...COE...AND USGS.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

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

     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
     1116 NE STRAIT AVE
     TOPEKA KS 66616

TELEPHONE - 785-234-2592
E-MAIL - W-TOP.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV

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