Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS St. Louis, MO

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
835 PM CST Thu Nov 16 2017

...Severe drought conditions across portions of east-central and
southeastern Missouri...

SYNOPSIS...

Drier than normal conditions have largely persisted since mid/late
summer over much of the area, which has begun to cause some
impacts across the area.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

Precipitation deficits of 6-8 inches since the middle of August
have resulted in several impacts across the area. Area
streamflows are also low for this time of year with some
streamflows across the area below the 25th percentile. Many area
ponds are also quite low, which is affecting livestock such as
cattle.

CLIMATE SUMMARY...

Abnormally dry weather has by and large persisted roughly since
the the middle of summer. Precipitation deficits for this time
period are on the order of 6 to 8 inches across the area, with
the highest deficits across portions of east-central and
southeastern Missouri.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) for the next
6-10 days favors below normal precipitation.

In the week 2 timeframe, the CPC also favors below normal
precipitation across the mid-Mississippi Valley.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...

Below to well below normal streamflows currently exist across the
area. The lowest streamflows (<25%) reside across parts of the
Meramec, Big, and Black River basins.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

The next drought information statement is scheduled to be issued
by Thursday December 14, 2017.

&&

RELATED WEB SITES...

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

MIDWEST CLIMATE CENTER DROUGHT INFORMATION PAGE:
http://mcc.sws.uiuc.edu/cliwatch/drought/drought.jsp

MISSOURI STATE CLIMATOLOGIST:
http://climate.missouri.edu
MISSOURI DNR DROUGHT PAGE:
http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/wrc/droughtupdate.htm

ILLINOIS STATE CLIMATOLOGIST:
http://www.isws.illinois.edu/atmos/statecli
ILLINOIS WATER SURVEY DROUGHT PAGE:
http://www.isws.illinois.edu/hilites/drought/

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR:
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

U.S. DROUGHT PORTAL:
http://www.drought.gov

ADDITIONAL WATER INFORMATION:
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ADVANCED HYDROLOGICAL PREDICTION
SERVICE (AHPS):  http://water.weather.gov
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY:  http://water.usgs.gov
ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS:  http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/

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

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...

The U.S. Drought Monitor is a weekly collaborative effort between
a number of state and federal agencies including the National
Weather Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the
National Drought Mitigation Center.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

If you have any questions or comments about this information,
please contact:

Mark Britt or
Jayson Gosselin
Climate Services Focal Points
--or--
Mark Fuchs
Senior Service Hydrologist

National Weather Service Saint Louis Missouri
636-441-8467
w-lsx.webmaster@noaa.gov

$$

Gosselin



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