Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Quad Cities, IA IL

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
1006 AM CDT Fri Aug 18 2017

SYNOPSIS...
A multi-month period of drier than normal weather has evolved into
moderate to severe drought across parts of Iowa, generally along a
line stretching from northwest Iowa into south central and southeast
Iowa.

Dry weather over much of this area during the last week intensified
drought conditions, but this was somewhat moderated by cooler than
normal temperatures.

LOCAL AREA AFFECTED...
Within our service area, severe drought exists in parts of Jefferson
and Van Buren counties. Moderate drought extends from southern
Benton county south and southeastward into Lee and Henry counties.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTIONS.
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Service is
conducting meetings for farmers impacted by drought.

SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS.
USDA reports for southeast Iowa indicate topsoil moisture is 92%
short or very short and subsoil moisture is 83% short or very short.

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS.
Roughly 40% of the corn and soybean crop statewide is rated fair to
very poor, most of the acreage likely in the drought areas.

RIVER AND STREAM FLOW CONDITIONS.
Streamflows in southeast Iowa are running below normal.

GROUND WATER IMPACTS.
Shallow groundwater in southeast Iowa is reported below normal
according to the Iowa DNR.

FIRE DANGER IMPACTS.
Vegetative greenness is below normal suggesting plants are at an
advanced stage of curing compared to most summers. Burn bans are not
currently in effect in southeast Iowa, but they are in effect for
Mahaska, Monroe and Wapello counties.

CLIMATE SUMMARY...
Fairfield Iowa (representative of the drought area)
Since Jan 1 - actual precipitation is 15.05, normal is 24.98.
Only 2.48 inches has fallen during the summer (June-July-August).

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...
WEEK 1: There is a good chance of storms early next week then
turning dry again. Temperatures will heat up the beginning of the
week and turn cooler again late week.

WEEK 2: Odds favor below normal temperatures and near normal
precipitation (August 25-31).

The outlook for September-October-November favors near to above
normal temperatures, with no indication either way of drier or wetter
than normal conditions.

HYDROLOGICAL OUTLOOK...
A lack of rain will keep rivers at low levels in the drought areas.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

Thursday August 31 2017

RELATED WEBSITES...

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

ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...
US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY...
http://water.usgs.gov/
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS...
http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/

US DROUGHT MONITOR...
http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html

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

NIDIS
http://www.drought.gov

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 questions or comments about this Drought Information
Statement, please contact...

National Weather Service
9040 Harrison Street
Davenport Iowa 52806
Phone: 563-386-3976
E-Mail:w-dvn.webmaster@noaa.gov

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