Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
1003 PM CDT THU SEP 25 2014

...DROUGHT IS NEARLY ERASED DUE TO A WET AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER...

.SYNOPSIS...

WHILE MUCH OF THE AREA REMAINS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL FOR
PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR... PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND COOLER THAN
NORMAL TEMPERATURES HAVE ERASED DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF
THE REGION. ONLY A PORTION OF CENTRAL TO EASTERN AND SOUTHERN
MISSOURI REMAINS IN DROUGHT... AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF EASTERN
KANSAS.

.LOCAL AREAS AFFECTED...

ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) - PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL KANSAS AND WEST
CENTRAL MISSOURI.

COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE ABNORMALLY DRY AREA...

IN MISSOURI: PORTIONS OF PETTIS AND COOPER.


FOR THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR INFORMATION GO TO:
HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU/

.STATE AND LOCAL ACTIONS...MISSOURI AND EASTERN KANSAS HAVE BEEN
REMOVED FROM ANY FEDERAL DROUGHT DISASTER DECLARATION. THE STATE OF
KANSAS CONTINUES A DROUGHT WARNING DECLARATION FOR NORTHEASTERN AND
EAST CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE STATE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI CAN BE OBTAINED
FROM THE FOLLOWING SITE:
HTTP://WWW.DNR.MO.GOV/ENVY/RC/DROUGHTUPDATE.HTM

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING KANSAS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE
KANSAS WATER OFFICE WEB SITE AT: HTTP://WWW.KO.ORG/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATIONS DUE TO
THE DROUGHT AND DROUGHT ASSISTANCE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT THE
FARM SERVICE AGENCY HOMEPAGE AT: WWW.FSA.USDA.GOV

.CLIMATE SUMMARY...BELOW ARE SOME PRECIPITATION TOTALS FROM SELECTED
LOCATIONS ACROSS MISSOURI AND KANSAS:

JANUARY 1ST 2014 TO SEPTEMBER 24TH 2014.

LOCATION           PRECIP          NORMAL   DEPARTURE  % NORMAL
--------           --------        ------   ---------  --------
KANSAS CITY (MCI)  28.18           31.15      -2.97       90
KANSAS CITY (MKC)  25.10           31.17      -6.07       81
OLATHE (IXD)       24.38           32.49      -8.11       75
ST. JOSEPH         27.25           29.19      -1.94       93
LEE`S SUMMIT       22.48           34.44     -11.96       65
OLATHE (OJC)       24.98           31.91      -6.93       78
KIRKSVILLE         38.16           30.85       7.31      124
SEDALIA            23.22           31.30      -8.08       74
CHILLICOTHE        32.24           30.30       1.94      106

PRECIPITATION DEFICIT AND PERCENT OR NORMAL GRAPHICS ARE AVAILABLE
FROM THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE: WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP/

.SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS...

FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI... TOPSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 8% SHORT OR
VERY SHORT AND SUBSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 28% SHORT OR VERY SHORT.

FOR THE STATE OF KANSAS... TOPSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 34% SHORT OR
VERY SHORT AND SUBSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 47% SHORT OR VERY SHORT.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON SOIL MOISTURE CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER(CPC) WEB SITE AT:
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/SOILMST_MONITORING

.RIVER AND STREAM FLOW CONDITIONS...FLOWS ACROSS NORTHERN MISSOURI
AND NORTHEASTERN KANSAS ARE NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RIVER AND STREAM FLOW CAN BE FOUND
AT THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE: HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/

.AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS...

FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI... THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22ND... PASTURE
CONDITIONS WERE RATED AS 13% POOR OR VERY POOR... HAY AND OTHER
FORAGES WERE RATED AS 5% SHORT OR VERY SHORT... STOCK WATER SUPPLIES
WERE 10% SHORT OR VERY SHORT... CORN WAS RATED AS 2% POOR OR VERY
POOR... WITH 21% HARVESTED... AND SOYBEANS WERE RATED AS 6% POOR OR
VERY POOR.

FOR THE STATE OF KANSAS... THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22ND... PASTURE
CONDITIONS WERE RATED AS 23% POOR OR VERY POOR... HAY AND OTHER
FORAGES WERE RATED AS 15% SHORT OR VERY SHORT... STOCK WATER
SUPPLIES WERE 26% SHORT OR VERY SHORT... CORN WAS RATED AS 16% POOR
OR VERY POOR... WITH 26% HARVESTED... AND SOYBEANS WERE RATED AS 13%
POOR OR VERY POOR.

ADDITIONAL AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE U.S.
DROUGHT MONITOR DROUGHT REPORTER WEB SITES AT:
WWW.NASS.USDA.GOV/PUBLICATIONS/
HTTP://DROUGHTREPORTER.UNL.EDU

.FIRE DANGER IMPACTS...

THE KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDEX (KBDI) IS A DROUGHT INDEX THAT IS
SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO FIRE POTENTIAL.

THE KBDI IS BROKEN INTO 4 CATEGORIES WHICH INDICATE THE
SUSCEPTIBILITY OF GROUND FUELS TO FIRE DANGER. BELOW ARE THE 4
CATEGORIES AND A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH.

KDBI   0 TO 200 - LOW.......WET WITH LITTLE DANGER OF FIRE INITIATION
KDBI 201 TO 400 - MODERATE..DRYING OCCURRING WITH SOME FIRE DANGER
KDBI 401 TO 600 - HIGH......GROUND COVER DRY AND WILL BURN READILY
KDBI 601 TO 800 - EXTREME...DEAD AND LIVE FUELS WILL BURN READILY

THE CURRENT KBDI:
EASTERN KANSAS AND MISSOURI: LOW TO MODERATE

PALMER DROUGHT SEVERITY INDEX:
PDSI IS A LONG TERM DROUGHT SEVERITY INDEX. THE LATEST WEEKLY PDSI
INDICATES NEAR NORMAL CONDITIONS ACROSS NORTHEASTERN KANSAS AND
NORTHERN MISSOURI.

1000-HOUR DEAD FUEL MOISTURE DEPICTS LEVELS OF 16 TO 20%. 100-HOUR
DEAD FUEL MOISTURE DEPICTS LEVELS OF 11% TO 20%. 10-HOUR DEAD FUEL
MOISTURE DEPICTS VALUES IN THE 11% TO 15% RANGE. MORE INFORMATION
RELATED TO FIRE DANGER IMPACTS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE WILDLAND
FIRE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM (WFAS) WEB SITE AT: HTTP://WWW.WFAS.NET/

.PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...THE ONE MONTH OUTLOOK FOR
OCTOBER CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE... BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES WITH A SLIGHTLY GREATER CHANCE FOR ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION IN FAR NORTHERN MISSOURI. THE THREE MONTH OUTLOOK FOR
OCTOBER THROUGH DECEMBER CALLS FOR A SLIGHTLY INCREASED CHANCE FOR
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS FAR NORTHERN MISSOURI AND EQUAL
CHANCES FOR ABOVE... BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION. MORE
INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTERS
(CPC) OUTLOOK WEB SITE AT:
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/FORECASTS

.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS...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...COOPERATIVE
AND VOLUNTEER OBSERVATIONS...USDAFS...THE USDA AND USGS.

.RELATED WEB SITES...
LOCAL WEATHER...CLIMATE AND WATER INFORMATION :
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/KC/

ADDITIONAL WATER INFORMATION :
USGS - HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV/
COE - HTTP://WWW.NWO.USACE.ARMY.MIL/

US DROUGHT MONITOR :
HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU/

CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER :
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/

.QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT
THIS INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

CHRIS BOWMAN
DROUGHT FOCAL POINT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PLEASANT HILL
CHRIS.BOWMAN@NOAA.GOV 

.NEXT ISSUANCE... THIS WILL BE THE LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DROUGHT
EVENT UNLESS CONDITIONS DETERIORATE SIGNIFICANTLY.

$$

CDB




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