Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Green Bay, WI

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
933 PM CDT THU MAY 14 2015

...DROUGHT CONTINUES ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST
WISCONSIN...

.SYNOPSIS...
RAINFALL AMOUNTS THIS WEEK WERE GENERALLY FROM A QUARTER TO THREE
QUARTERS OF AN INCH THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. THE GREATEST
PRECIPITATION DEFICITS FOR THE YEAR ARE THE GREATEST ACROSS NORTHEAST
WISCONSIN. ADDITIONAL RAIN IS EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING
(MAY 14-15). THUNDERSTORMS COULD BRING LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN TO THE
REGION OVER THE WEEKEND...ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY.

DROUGHT LEVELS ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WISCONSIN BASED
ON THE MAY 12TH 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 - NORTHEAST TWO THIRDS
WINNEBAGO
WOOD - 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 - SOUTHWEST THIRD
WOOD - ALL BUT FAR EAST

.RIVER LEVELS...
RIVER LEVELS ARE CONTINUING TO RUN BELOW NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR.

.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 LOW CATEGORY...EXCEPT FOR WOOD AND
PORTAGE COUNTY WHICH WERE IN THE MODERATE CATEGORY AS OF
THURSDAY MORNING (MAY 14TH).

.FORECAST...
THUNDERSTORMS COULD BRING LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AT TIMES OVER THE
UPCOMING WEEKEND (MAY 16-17)...ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY. DRY
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR MUCH OF THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK.

.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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