Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
1044 AM EST MON NOV 28 2016

...SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS NOW ACROSS MOST OF NORTHERN
KENTUCKY...EXTENDING INTO EXTREME SOUTHERN OHIO...

...MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS THROUGH ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS OF
NORTHERN KENTUCKY...FAR SOUTHEAST INDIANA AND FAR SOUTHERN
OHIO...

SYNOPSIS...
WHILE THE EXTENDED WEEKS OF DRY WEATHER WERE INTERRUPTED BY SOME
LIGHT RAINFALL ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...RAINFALL DEFICITS OF 4
TO 6 INCHES IN JUST THE LAST 90 DAYS ARE FAIRLY WIDESPREAD ACROSS
MUCH OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY. THE GREATEST DEFICITS OVER THE PAST 90
DAYS HAS BEEN THROUGH ALL OF THE NORTHERN KENTUCKY COUNTIES...WITH
THE COUNTIES OF BOONE...KENTON AND CAMPBELL NOT QUITE AS DRY AS
THE REMAINING NORTHERN KENTUCKY COUNTIES.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...
WHILE RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS HAVE HELPED TO STAVE OFF MAJOR
CONCERN FOR WILDFIRE...THE VERY DRY CONDITIONS OVER ESPECIALLY THE
PAST 30 TO 60 DAYS HAVE PROMPTED BURN BANS THROUGH MANY NORTHERN
KENTUCKY COUNTIES. FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON THESE COUNTY-
DETERMINED BURN BANS...VISIT FORESTRY.KY.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION.

IN ADDITION TO THE COUNTY-LEVEL BURN BANS...AGRICULTURAL CONCERNS
ARE MOUNTING. THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS WITHIN THE AGRICULTURAL
COMMUNITY OF CONCERN FOR LIVESTOCK...IN THAT FARM PONDS ARE
RUNNING VERY LOW AND POOR FALL PASTURE CONDITIONS ARE RESULTING IN
THE NEED TO SUPPLEMENT FEED WITH HAY OR SUPPLEMENTAL GRAIN
EARLIER THAN NORMAL.

CLIMATE SUMMARY...
WHILE THERE ARE NO LONG TERM CLIMATE STATIONS IN SOME OF THE
RADAR-INDICATED DRYEST AREAS OF THE REGION...BOTH THE DRY RIDGE
AND GLENCOE KENTUCKY STATIONS HAVE REPORTED ABOUT 4.8 INCHES OF
RAIN OVER THE PAST 90 DAYS. THE CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL FOR THIS
SAME PERIOD IS ABOUT 8.9 INCHES.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...
WHILE A MORE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN WILL RETURN TO THE MID OHIO
VALLEY FOR THIS WEEK, WIDESPREAD RAINFALL OVER THE NEXT 7 DAYS IS
NOT LIKELY TO EXCEED 1.5 INCHES, WHICH IS NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE UP
FOR THE DEFICITS WHICH HAVE GROWN SUBSTANTIALLY OVER ESPECIALLY
THE PAST 30 DAYS.

.OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS...
TEMPERATURES NEAR NORMAL.  PRECIPITATION NEAR TO POSSIBLY ABOVE
NORMAL.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...
STREAMFLOW ON TRIBUTARIES IN ESPECIALLY FAR SOUTHERN OHIO AND
NORTHERN KENTUCKY IS WELL BELOW NORMAL...WITH SEVERAL US
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY STREAM GAUGES REPORTING FROM JUST 10 PERCENT TO
AS LOW AS 2 PERCENT OF NORMAL MID NOVEMBER STREAMFLOW. THE LICKING
RIVER AND KENTUCKY RIVER BASINS IN KENTUCKY ARE PARTICULARLY LOW.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED ON DECEMBER 27 OR SOONER IF
NECESSARY IN RESPONSE TO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN CONDITIONS.

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RELATED WEB SITES...
INFORMATION ON CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS MAY BE FOUND AT THE
FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESSES...

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER /CPC/...HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV
KENTUCKY AG WEATHER CENTER:
HTTP://WWWAGWX.CA.UKY.EDU/DROUGHT.HTML
OHIO HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK (FROM THE STATE CLIMATE OFFICE OF OHIO):
BPCRC.OSU.EDU/HYDRO
KENTUCKY FIRE INFORMATION:
WWW.FORESTRY.KY.GOV INDIANA FIRE: WWW.IN.GOV/DHS/BURNBAN/ OHIO
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: HTTP://WWW.AGRI.OHIO.GOV OHIO FIRE:
WWW.OHIODNR.COM/FORESTRY

ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...
USGS...HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/?ID=WW_DROUGHT
LOUISVILLE US ARMY CORPS...
HTTP://WWW.LRL-APPS.LRL.USACE.ARMY.MIL/WC/REPORTS/LKREPORT.HTML
HUNTINGTON US ARMY CORPS...
HTTP://WWW.LRH- WC.USACE.ARMY.MIL/WC/SUMMARY.HTML

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS... THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT
INVOLVING THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CENTERS FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION...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 ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT
INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
1901 SOUTH ST. RTE. 134
WILMINGTON OH 45177
PHONE...937-382-0031
ILN.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV

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