Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Quad Cities, IA IL

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
1147 AM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

...Moderate to Severe Drought Developing across Southeast Iowa...

SYNOPSIS...
A multi-month period of drier than normal weather has evolved into
moderate to severe drought across parts of Iowa, generally along a
line stretching from northwest Iowa into south central and southeast
Iowa.

LOCAL AREA AFFECTED...
Within our service area, severe drought exists in parts of Jefferson
and Van Buren counties. Moderate drought extends from southern
Benton county south and southeastward into Lee and Henry counties.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTIONS.
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Service is
conducting meetings for farmers impacted by drought.

SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS.
USDA reports for southeast Iowa indicate topsoil moisture is 89%
short or very short and subsoil moisture is 78% short or very short.

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS.
Roughly one-third of the corn and soybean crop statewide is rated
fair to very poor, most of the acreage likely in the drought areas.

RIVER AND STREAM FLOW CONDITIONS.
Streamflows in southeast Iowa are running below to much below normal.

GROUND WATER IMPACTS.
Shallow groundwater in southeast Iowa is reported below normal
according to the Iowa DNR.

FIRE DANGER IMPACTS.
Vegetative greenness is below normal suggesting plants are at an
advanced stage of curing compared to most summers. Burn bans are not
currently in effect in southeast Iowa, but they are in effect for
Mahaska and Wapello counties.

CLIMATE SUMMARY...
Fairfield Iowa (representative of the drought area)
Since Jan 1 - actual precipitation is 14.88, normal is 24.20
Only 2.31 inches has fallen during the summer (June-July-August)

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...
Generally dry weather with near normal temperatures are forecast
through the next week.
Odds favor near normal temperatures and above normal precipitation
for week 2 (August 17-23)
The outlook for August-September-October favors near to above normal
temperatures, with no indication either way of drier or wetter
than normal conditions.

HYDROLOGICAL OUTLOOK...
A lack of rain will keep rivers at low levels in the drought areas.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

Thursday August 17 2017

RELATED WEBSITES...

LOCAL WEATHER...CLIMATE AND WATER INFORMATION...
http://www.weather.gov/quadcities

ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...
US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY...
http://water.usgs.gov/
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS...
http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/

US DROUGHT MONITOR...
http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html

CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

NIDIS
http://www.drought.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 and the US Army Corps of Engineers and USGS.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

If you have questions or comments about this Drought Information
Statement, please contact...

National Weather Service
9040 Harrison Street
Davenport Iowa 52806
Phone: 563-386-3976
E-Mail:w-dvn.webmaster@noaa.gov

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