Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
845 AM EDT Thu May 11 2017

...RECENT RAINS END DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA...
...FINAL DROUGHT STATEMENT...

SYNOPSIS...
As of May 9th 2017, the U.S. Drought Monitor indicates that all
drought conditions have been alleviated as a result of recent
rains.

Some areas are still designated as Abnormally Dry (D0) but this is
based on long-term deficits, which are also quickly disappearing.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...
State and Local Declarations:
The existing Drought Warning for the Central Region of Maryland,
declared by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE); and
the Drought Watch for the Northern Piedmont and Northern Virginia
Regions of Virginia, declared by the Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality (DEQ), have not yet been reassessed since
conditions improved, and so are still in place at the time of this
statement. Those declarations are reassessed periodically. Consult
local officials for updates.

CLIMATE SUMMARY...
Rainfall over the last week has been extremely plentiful, and
continues to fall at the time of this statement. Widespread rain
of two to four inches has fallen in the past week. Some locations
just east of the Blue Ridge received over five inches. Rainfall in
the past 30 days is 3 to 7 inches, which is near to well above
normal. Rain is now near to above normal even back to 120 days,
and the 180 day rainfall is at least 75 percent of normal
everywhere, a vast improvement from recent weeks and months.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...
And more rain is on the way. 1 to 3 inches is expected through
this weekend, which will knock out most of the remaining long-term
deficits. Next week, the weather pattern completely flips,
bringing early summer weather back to the region along with
generally drier weather for several days. A long dry spell though
does not appear likely.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...
Streamflow has improved to near to above normal, as has soil
moisture. Groundwater is all over the map, but that isn`t
particularly unusual around this region. Even in places where
groundwater is below normal, it has improved from the worst of the
winter and early spring.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
With no further Moderate Drought (D1) indicated in the area, this
will be the final issuance of this product for this event.
Issuance of this product will resume when Moderate Drought (D1)
is indicated in Washington DC or in the Middle Potomac river basin
just upstream from Washington DC.

&&

RELATED WEB SITES...
Additional information on current drought conditions may be found
at the following web addresses...

US Drought Monitor...http://www.droughtmonitor.unl.edu
NWS Drought Page...http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/drought
Climate Prediction Center (CPC)...http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov

ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...
National Weather Service...http://water.weather.gov
US Geological Survey...http://water.usgs.gov

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 observation sites, State
Cooperative Extension Services, the USDA, USACE, and USGS.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...
If you have questions or comments about this Drought Information
Statement...please contact...

National Weather Service
43858 Weather Service Road
Sterling, VA 20166
Phone: 703-996-2200
lwxwebmaster@noaa.gov

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