Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
1205 PM CST THU NOV 20 2014

...DROUGHT CONDITIONS REMAIN ABSENT FROM WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA...

WHILE MOST LOCATIONS RECORDED BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER THE
PAST MONTH...THE MONTHLY AVERAGE IS LOW COMPARED TO THE SPRING AND
SUMMER MONTHS. THIS TIME OF YEAR MOST PLANTS HAVE BEEN HARVESTED OR
GONE DORMANT FOR THE WINTER...THUS WHILE PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS HAVE
BEEN LOW...LITTLE MOISTURE IS REQUIRED. THUS DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE
REMAINED ABSENT ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH...BASED ON THE LATEST 6 TO 10 AND 8 TO
14 DAY OUTLOOKS...TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE BELOW NORMAL AND
PRECIPITATION IS FORECASTED TO BE BELOW NORMAL.

THE LATEST 30 DAY OUTLOOK FOR DECEMBER...FORECAST IS FOR A HIGHER
PROBABILITY OF BELOW NORMAL ACROSS SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA...WITH EQUAL
CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE
REST OF THE FORECAST AREA. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK IS FOR EQUAL
CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR DECEMBER
FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

THE LATEST 90 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING DECEMBER...JANUARY AND
FEBRUARY...CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE
PRECIPITATION FORECAST FOR THE PERIOD IS THE SAME AS THE TEMPERATURE
FORECAST...WITH EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION.

SINCE NO SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING IN THE OUTLOOK
AREA...AN ABRIDGED DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT IS ISSUED. WHEN THE
ONSET OF SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS BEGIN...AN EXPANDED DROUGHT
INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE
MONTH.

.QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

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

CHRIS BUTTLER
CLIMATE SERVICES FOCAL POINT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NORTH PLATTE NE
CHRISTOPHER.BUTTLER@NOAA.GOV


.RELATED WEB SITES...

LOCAL WEATHER...CLIMATE...FIRE AND WATER INFORMATION
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/LBF

ADDITIONAL RIVER AND RESERVOIR INFORMATION
USGS - HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV
CNPPID - HTTP://CNPPID.COM/LAKE_LEVELS.HTM

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

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


.ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...

THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER...THE
USDA...STATE AND REGIONAL CENTER CLIMATOLOGISTS AND THE DROUGHT
MITIGATION CENTER. INFORMATION FOR THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN
GATHERED FROM NWS AND FAA OBSERVATION SITES...STATE COOPERATIVE
EXTENSION SERVICES...USGS...AND THE CENTRAL NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER
AND IRRIGATION DISTRICT.


.NEXT ISSUANCE...

THIS PRODUCT WILL BE ROUTINELY ISSUED ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE
MONTH. THE NEXT ISSUANCE WILL BE DECEMBER 18 2014.

$$

MASEK




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