Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Nashville, TN

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
1030 AM CDT MON DEC 19 2016

...AS OF DECEMBER 13TH...SEVERE DROUGHT REMAINS IN PLACE ACROSS MOST
OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE WITH EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN PLACE ACROSS
EASTERN PORTIONS OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY...

SYNOPSIS:

THE DROUGHT MONITOR...FOR TUESDAY DECEMBER 13TH 2016...INDICATES
SEVERE DROUGHT (D2) CONDITIONS ACROSS MOST OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE...AND
EXTREME (D3) DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS OF
CUMBERLAND COUNTY.

THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE AREA DID CONTINUE TO RECEIVE SOME MUCH NEEDED
RAINFALL. OVER THE PAST 10 DAYS...SOME RAINFALL TOTALS INCLUDE THE
FOLLOWING AMOUNTS...

WOODBURY            4.23"
MONTEREY            3.60"
STATESVILLE         3.58"
CELINA              3.54"
GAINESBORO          3.42"
PENITENTIARY BRANCH 3.40"
LASCASSAS           3.21"
CHRISTIANA          3.15"
ROCK ISLAND S.P.    2.85"
WARTRACE            2.52"
MORRISON            2.49"
FALL CREEK FALLS    2.32"
CLARKSVILLE         1.98"
NASHVILLE           1.45"
CROSSVILLE          1.24"

IMPACTS:

MOST OF THE IMPACTS SO FAR HAVE BEEN LIMITED TO AGRICULTURE IN THE
PLATEAU REGION...HOWEVER THE GROWING SEASON HAS ENDED AND IMPACTS
ARE LIMITED TO WATER SUPPLY AND QUALITY...AS WELL AS FIRE WEATHER.

SOME OF THE SMALLER WATER UTILITY DISTRICTS ARE EXPERIENCING ISSUES
WITH THEIR NORMAL WATER SUPPLY AND HAVE ASKED FOR VOLUNTARY WATER
CONSERVATION.

FIRE WEATHER IMPACTS:

THE RECENT RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE FUEL MOISTURE
LEVELS...WHICH WILL DECREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF FIRE DEVELOPMENT.
THOUGH A DRIER WEEK IS EXPECTED...ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OPPORTUNITIES
MAY STILL EMERGE OVER THE NEXT 5 TO 10 DAYS. IN FACT RAINFALL TOTALS
FROM OUR BETTER EXTENDED MODELS SHOW BETWEEN 1/2 AND 1 1/2 INCHES
FOR MOST AREAS OVER THE NEXT 10 DAYS.

CLIMATE SUMMARY:

PRECIPITATION TOTALS THUS FAR ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE FOR THE MONTH
OF DECEMBER GENERALLY HAVE AVERAGED BETWEEN 2 AND 5 INCHES...WITH
SOME HIGHER LOCALIZED AMOUNTS.

MONTH TO DATE TEMPERATURES FOR THIS DECEMBER HAVE AVERAGED CLOSED
TO NORMAL FOR MOST AREAS.

HYDROLOGICAL SUMMARY:

STREAMFLOWS ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE HAVE RETURNED TO LEVELS THAT ARE
NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.

TEMPERATURE/PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK:

THE 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK DOES INDICATE SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS ALONG WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

THE 3 MONTH OUTLOOK FOR JANUARY...FEBRUARY AND MARCH CALLS FOR A
SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN AVERAGE CHANCE OF ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES...AND A SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN AVERAGE CHANCES OF
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

GIVEN THE RECENT OCCURRENCE OF APPRECIABLE RAINFALL AMOUNTS ACROSS
THE AREA...DROUGHT CONDITIONS SHOULD CONTINUE TO SLOWLY BECOME LESS
SEVERE IN THE WEEKS AHEAD.

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