Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah KY
1123 AM CST Fri Dec 8 2017

...Severe Drought Expands Across Parts of Southeast Missouri...

SYNOPSIS...

Severe Drought /D2/ has spread across parts of southeast Missouri
including most of Carter, Ripley, Butler and Wayne Counties.

Moderate Drought /D1/ covers parts of Perry, Bollinger, Cape
Girardeau, Scott, and Stoddard Counties.

Counties along the Mississippi River are considered abnormally
dry.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

Soil Moisture Conditions.
A lack of precipitation has caused soil moisture to decrease
rapidly through October and November.

Agricultural Impacts.
Pasture land conditions across portions of southeast Missouri have
begun to deteriorate and there are reports of early hay feeding.
Stock ponds are beginning to run low in some areas.

Fire Danger Impacts.
Conditions are currently dry and conducive to increased fire
potential. Numerous burn bans are in effect in southeast Missouri
including Perry, Cape Girardeau, and Ripley Counties.

CLIMATE SUMMARY...
A lack of precipitation combined with above normal temperatures
has contributed to the rapid onset of drought conditions.

At Cape Girardeau, Missouri 2.45 inches of rain fell during
November. This is 1.99 inches below normal. So far in December,
0.38 inches has fallen and this is 0.65 inches below normal.

Between September 1 and November 30, 5.75 inches of rain fell at
Cape Girardeau. This is 5.76 inches below normal. Since January
1, 31.88 inches of rain has fallen and this is 11.71 inches below
normal for the year.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...
Very little precipitation is forecast over the next week so dry
conditions will persist.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...
As of December 8, streamflows across southeast Missouri are
running normal to below normal.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
This product will be updated when a major change in drought
status takes place. That includes a significant change in the area
covered by drought, an increase in the drought severity level, or
eradication of the severe drought.

This product will be updated at least once per month regardless of
changes in the drought status until the severe drought has ended.

RELATED WEB SITES...
Additional information on current drought conditions may be found
at the following web addresses:

Local weather, water and climate information...
   http://weather.gov/paducah
U.S. Drought Monitor...
   http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu
U.S. Drought Portal...
   http://www.drought.gov
Midwestern Regional Climate Center...
   http://mrcc.sws.uiuc.edu
Climate Prediction Center...
   http://www.cpc.noaa.gov
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service...
   http://www.nass.usda.gov
USGS Streamflow Information...
   http://waterwatch.usgs.gov
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)...
   http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps/index.php?wfo=pah

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...
The U.S. Drought Monitor is a multi-agency effort involving the
National Weather Service and the National Center for Environmental
Information, the USDA, state and regional center climatologists
and the National Drought Mitigation Center. Information for this
statement has been gathered from the NWS and FAA observation
sites, cooperative network stations, the USGS, and U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...
If you have any questions or comments about this drought
information, please contact...

National Weather Service
8250 Kentucky Highway 3520
West Paducah, KY  42086
Phone: 270-744-6440
w-pah.webmaster@noaa.gov

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