Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Green Bay, WI

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
1018 PM CDT THU APR 16 2015

...SOME SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT IN DROUGHT CONDITIONS DURING THE
PAST WEEK...

.SYNOPSIS...

HEAVY RAINS LAST WEEK BROUGHT MANY RIVERS BACK TO CLOSER TO
NORMAL SPRING LEVELS. YEARLY PRECIPITATION DEFICITS WERE
SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN.
YEARLY PRECIPITATION DEFICITS WERE STILL SUBSTANTIAL ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST WISCONSIN AS THE HEAVIEST RAINS FELL
TO THE SOUTH AND WEST OF THE AREA.

THE RECENT DRY WEATHER DURING THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS SHOULD ONLY
HAVE LITTLE IMPACT ON LONG TERM DROUGHT CONDITIONS AS MORE RAIN
IS IN THE FORECAST SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT.

DROUGHT LEVELS ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WISCONSIN
BASED ON THE APRIL 14TH DROUGHT MONITOR.

D0 -- ABNORMALLY DRY OR RECOVERING FROM DROUGHT
D1 -- MODERATE DROUGHT
D2 -- SEVERE DROUGHT
D3 -- EXTREME DROUGHT
D4 -- EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT

THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES ARE UNDER (D1) ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS:

BROWN
CALUMET
KEWAUNEE
LANGLADE
LINCOLN
MANITOWOC
MARATHON - NORTHEAST TWO THIRDS
MENOMINEE
OCONTO - SOUTHWEST HALF
ONEIDA - WESTERN THIRD
OUTAGAMIE
PORTAGE
SHAWANO
VILAS - WESTERN THIRD
WAUPACA
WAUSHARA - EASTERN TWO THIRDS
WINNEBAGO
WOOD - VERY FAR EAST

THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES ARE UNDER (D0) ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS:

DOOR
FLORENCE
FOREST
MARATHON - SOUTHWEST THIRD
MARINETTE
OCONTO - NORTHEAST HALF
ONEIDA - EASTERN TWO THIRDS
VILAS - EASTERN TWO THIRDS
WAUSHARA - WESTERN THIRD
WOOD - ALL EXCEPT VERY FAR EAST

.RIVER LEVELS...
DUE TO THE RECENT HEAVY RAINS LAST WEEK...RIVER LEVELS HAVEN RISEN
CONSIDERABLE DURING THE PAST WEEK.

.WATER QUALITY...
WHEN WATER LEVELS BECOME LOW...NAVIGATION ON CERTAIN PORTIONS OF
RIVERS ARE AFFECTED. ROCKS AND OTHER STRUCTURES NORMALLY WELL
SUBMERGED MAY BE EXPOSED OR MAY LIE JUST UNDER THE WATER SURFACE
CREATING DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR BOATERS. FISHING OF SOME STREAMS
MAY BE IMPACTED DUE TO LOW WATER AND WARM WATER TEMPERATURES.

.FIRE WEATHER...
THE FIRE DANGER IS IN THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY AS OF THURSDAY
MORNING (APRIL 16TH).

.FORECAST...
SHOWERS ARE LIKELY SUNDAY WITH CONTINUED CHANCES OF PRECIPITATION
FROM SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

.ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT
INVOLVING NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL
CLIMATIC DATA CENTER...THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE...STATE AND REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER CLIMATOLOGISTS...
AND THE NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER.

INFORMATION FOR THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT HAS BEEN
GATHERED FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN
WISCONSIN... NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER...WILD LAND FIRE
ASSESSMENT SYSTEM...NOAA CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...MIDWEST
REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...
UNTIED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY...UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF
ENGINEERS...WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES...AND THE
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL
STATISTICS SERVICE WISCONSIN.

RELATED WEBSITES...THE FOLLOWING WEB SITES WERE REFERENCED TO
ACCESS INFORMATION FOR THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT.

LOCAL WEATHER...
CLIMATE AND WATER INFORMATION-
    HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/CLIMATE/INDEX.PHP?WFO=GRB
UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY-
    HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV
MIDWEST REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER-
    HTTP://MRCC.SWS.UIUC.EDU
U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR-
    HTTP://WWW.DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU/
WILD LAND FIRE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM-
    HTTP://WWW.WFAS.NET
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES-
 HTTP://DNR.WI.GOV

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