Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah KY
1056 AM CST Mon Jan 29 2018

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

SYNOPSIS...

Severe Drought /D2/ continues 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 and north of IL Route 13 in
southern Illinois are considered abnormally dry.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

Soil Moisture Conditions.
A lack of precipitation has caused decreased soil moisture across
much of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois.


Agricultural Impacts.
Reports are few of any impacts at this time however stock ponds
may still be running low in some areas.

Fire Danger Impacts.
Conditions are currently dry and conducive to increased fire
potential especially across southeast Missouri.

CLIMATE SUMMARY...
A lack of precipitation last fall combined with above normal
temperatures contributed to the rapid onset and persistence of
drought conditions.

At Cape Girardeau, Missouri 2.24 inches of rain has fallen during
January. This is 0.87 inches below normal. Since December 1, 5.03
inches of rain has fallen and this is 2.33 inches below normal.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...
While the weather pattern will continue to be very active, very
little precipitation is forecast over the next week so dry
conditions will persist.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...
As of January 29, streamflows across southeast Missouri and
southern Illinois 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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