Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
502
AXUS74 KARX 011412
DGTARX
IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ079-086>088-094>096-WIZ017-029-032>034-
041>044-053>055-061-071159-

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
812 AM CDT Fri Dec 1 2017

...Still Abnormally Dry in Eastern Taylor County...

SYNOPSIS...

From November 21st through November 28th, up to a tenth of an inch
of precipitation fell across north-central Wisconsin.  In our area,
the highest precipitation total was 0.09 inches in Medford.  Since
the normal precipitation for this time period was around a half
inch, there was a slight increase in the precipitation deficits
(anywhere from 2.5 to 4 inches) which have developed since August
1st.

At this time, the only place in the La Crosse Hydrologic Service
Area to remain abnormally dry (D0) is eastern Taylor County in north-
central Wisconsin.


SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

LOCAL AREA AFFECTED.

Abnormally dry (D0) remains across eastern Taylor County in north-
central Wisconsin.

STATE /LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTIONS.

No know actions are currently taking place.


SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS.

Wisconsin...

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 1 percent very short, 4 percent
short, 89 percent adequate and 6 percent surplus.

Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 2 percent very short, 5 percent
short, 88 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus.


AGRICULTURE IMPACTS.

Wisconsin...

According to USDA`s National Agricultural Statistics Service, there
were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending November
26, 2017.  Temperatures were above normal this week, with very
little precipitation.  Dry, sunny days and frozen soils helped
farmers work toward the end of this year`s harvest. The corn for
grain and soybean harvests progressed statewide.  Some reporters
noted that corn yields were close to or higher than last year. Other
reporters commented that grain moistures were still high and some
standing corn would be left in fields over the winter.  Fall tillage
was progressing as well, with frozen ground starting to hamper
tillage in northern Wisconsin.  Reporters commented that sandy soils
were short on moisture going into the winter season. Winter wheat
was reportedly in excellent condition heading into the dormant
season.


FIRE DANGER HAZARDS.

As of the morning of November 28th, there was low to moderate fire
danger across north-central Wisconsin.

As a reminder, citizens should always check with local officials in
their area before undertaking any outside burning.  Citizens are
liable for damages and suppression costs of any wildfire they may
start.


RIVER AND STREAM FLOW CONDITIONS.

As of November 28th, the Black River in north-central and west-
central Wisconsin was running near normal.


CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY...

From August 1st through November 28th precipitation deficits range
from 2.5 to 4 inches across parts of north-central Wisconsin.  Due
to this, abnormally dry (D0) conditions remain across eastern Taylor
County.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...


From November 30th through December 5th, temperatures will average
warmer-than-normal and precipitation will average below-normal.
During this time frame, the daily average temperatures range from 22
to 27 degrees and the normal precipitation is around a third of an
inch.

Beyond this time frame the 8 to 14 day forecast (December 6th
through December 12th) from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
calls for below-normal temperatures and precipitation.  During this
time frame, the daily average temperatures range from 19 to 24
degrees and the normal precipitation is around a 4 tenths of an
inch.

The CPC seasonal outlook for January through March 2018 has enhanced
chances of colder- and wetter-than-normal for the Upper Mississippi
River Valley.


NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

This product will be updated on Friday, December 8th.

&&


.RELATED WEB SITES...

LOCAL DROUGHT SITE...
   https://www.weather.gov/arx/drought
LOCAL DROUGHT MONITORING SITE...
   https://www.weather.gov/arx/droughtmonitoring
U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...
   http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html
NIDIS...
   http://www.drought.gov
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...
   http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
MIDWESTERN REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER (MRCC)...
  http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu/
ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...
     NWS - http://water.weather.gov/precip/index.php?
           location_type=wfo&location_name=ARX
     US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - http://water.usgs.gov/
     US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/

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 any questions or comments about this Drought Information
Statement, please contact the NWS La Crosse at:

E-mail: nws.lacrosse@noaa.gov
Telephone: 608-784-8275

The Climate focal point at the NWS La Crosse is Jeff Boyne.

$$

BOYNE



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.