Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Miami, FL

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Miami FL
444 PM EDT Mon Jun 19 2017

...SOUTH FLORIDA IS NOW OUT OF DROUGHT CONDITIONS...

SYNOPSIS...Scattered showers and thunderstorms continued over the
interior and west coast metro areas of South Florida last week.
Rainfall amounts between 2 to 4 inches have occurred over the
interior and west coast metro areas on top of the already 5 to 10
inches with an area of 15 to 20 inches that stretches from Marco Island
northeast across eastern Collier County into western Broward
County that fell earlier this month. Therefore, all drought
conditions have been removed from South Florida.

Here are some rainfall totals and departures from normal at
several sites across South Florida from OCT 1, 2016 to June 18,
2017.

AIRPORTS RAINFALL : DEPARTURE OCT 1 - JUN 18 OCT 1 - JUN 18

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL      : 30.03       :    -6.65
NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT      : 27.33       :    +2.44
FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL : 31.04       :    -4.90
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL           : 38.18       :    +5.52

SECONDARY OBSERVATION SITES

ORTONA LOCK      (HENDRY)     :  18.09      :     -8.26
LA BELLE         (HENDRY)     :  14.82      :    -11.39
MOORE HAVEN LOCK (GLADES)     :  18.56      :     -4.77
OPA LOCKA       (MIAMI-DADE)  :  30.27      :     -4.15
HOMESTEAD       (MIAMI-DADE)  :  27.49      :     -3.83
MIAMI BEACH     (MIAMI-DADE)  :  32.32      :     +2.18
TAMIAMI AIRPORT (MIAMI-DADE)  :  30.43      :     -1.52
PERRINE         (MIAMI-DADE)  :  32.60      :     -0.58
NORTH PERRY AIRPORT (BROWARD) :  34.76      :     -0.46
FT. LAUD EXECUTIVE (BROWARD)  :  32.21      :     -1.42
HIALEAH         (MIAMI-DADE)  :  38.45      :     +0.23
PALM BEACH GARDENS(PALM BEACH):  29.95      :     -5.32
MARCO ISLAND (COLLIER)        :  32.63      :     +6.31


                                    PERCENT OF NORMAL
                                  OCT 1,2016 - JUN 18,2017

LA BELLE                      56% (4TH driest dry season so far)
ORTONA LOCK                   69% (5TH driest dry season so far)
MOORE HAVEN LOCK              80% (24TH driest dry season so far)
PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL      82% (29TH driest dry season so far)
PALM BEACH GARDENS            85% (8TH driest dry season so far)
FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL 86% (7TH driest dry season so far)
OPA LOCKA                     88% (11TH driest dry season so far)
HOMESTEAD                     88% (11TH driest dry season so far)
TAMIAMI AIRPORT               95%
FORT LAUDERDALE EXECUTIVE     96%
PERRINE                       98%
NORTH PERRY AIRPORT           99%
NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT     110%
MIAMI BEACH                  108%
HIALEAH                      101%
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL          117%
MARCO ISLAND                 124%


HYDROLOGICAL IMPACTS...

The wells over most of South Florida are running near normal
levels for this time of year.

The underground water reservoirs in Palm Beach County were around
16.8 feet which was 1 foot above normal. In Broward County, the
reservoirs were around 14.2 feet which was 3.2 feet above normal.
In Miami-Dade County, the underground water reservoirs were
around 10.8 feet which was 1.4 feet above normal.

The level of Lake Okeechobee was around 12 feet as of June 19,
which was around 1.2 feet below the normal level of 13.2 feet for
this time of year. The level of Fisheating Creek was 5.5 feet as
of June 19, which was 2.9 feet above the normal level of 2.6 feet
for this time of year.


FIRE DANGER IMPACTS...

As of June 19, the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) was less than
100 over all of South Florida. This puts all South Florida in a
low risk of Wildfires.

RESPONSE/ACTIONS...

The South Florida Water Management District has removed the water
shortage warning for South Florida. For more information on the
water shortage conditions, please visit the South Florida Water
Management web site at WWW.SFWMD.GOV/WATERWATCH.

OUTLOOK...

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely across
South Florida this week with the best coverage over the interior
areas where the sea breezes collide each day.

The Climate Prediction Center`s Precipitation outlook for the
next 8 to 14 days calls for an equal chance of above or below
normal rainfall across South Florida. The long term outlook
for rest of June through August is for an equal chance of above
or below normal rainfall across South Florida.

This will be the last update unless conditions.

$$

Baxter



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