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
1149 AM CDT THU JUN 19 2014

...HEAVY RAINS IN THE FIRST HALF OF JUNE EASE DROUGHT CONDITIONS
THROUGHOUT THE AREA...

.SYNOPSIS...

THE FIRST HALF OF JUNE HAS BEEN VERY WET WITH MANY LOCATIONS PICKING
UP 5 TO AS MUCH 6 INCHES OF RAIN. THIS HAS DRAMATICALLY REDUCED
PRECIPITATION DEFICITS FOR THE YEAR AND HELPED TO EASE OR ELIMINATE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION. DROUGHT WAS ELIMINATED
FOR MUCH OF NORTHERN MISSOURI. HOWEVER... EASTERN KANSAS... FAR
NORTHWESTERN AND FAR WESTERN AND WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI REMAIN EITHER
ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) OR IN A MODERATE (D1) DROUGHT.

.LOCAL AREAS AFFECTED...

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

COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE ABNORMALLY DRY AREA...

IN MISSOURI: A PART OF OR ALL OF ATCHISON... HOLT... NODAWAY...
WORTH... ADAIR... MACON... ANDREW... BUCHANAN... PLATTE... CLAY...
RAY... CARROLL... CHARITON... RANDOLPH... JACKSON... LAFAYETTE...
SALINE... CASS... JOHNSON... PETTIS... BATES... AND HENRY.

IN KANSAS: A PART OF OR ALL OF DONIPHAN... ATCHISON...
LEAVENWORTH... WYANDOTTE... JOHNSON AND MIAMI.

MODERATE DROUGHT (D1) - PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL KANSAS AND WEST
CENTRAL MISSOURI

COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE MODERATE DROUGHT AREA...

IN MISSOURI: A PART OF OR ALL OF BATES... AND HENRY.

IN KANSAS: A PART OF OR ALL OF MIAMI... AND LINN.

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.

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 JUNE 18TH 2014.

LOCATION            PRECIP          NORMAL   DEPARTURE  % NORMAL
--------           --------         ------   ---------  --------
KANSAS CITY (MCI)  13.94           17.02      -3.08       82
KANSAS CITY (MKC)  14.36           17.28      -2.92       83
OLATHE (IXD)       13.62           18.74      -5.12       73
ST. JOSEPH         13.54           15.77      -2.23       86
LEE`S SUMMIT       13.71           18.90      -5.19       73
OLATHE (OJC)       14.56           18.71      -4.15       78
KIRKSVILLE         14.51           17.37      -2.86       84
SEDALIA            15.46           18.51      -3.05       84
CHILLICOTHE        13.84           17.61      -3.77       79

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 11% SHORT OR
VERY SHORT AND SUBSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 27% SHORT OR VERY SHORT.

FOR THE STATE OF KANSAS... TOPSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 30% SHORT OR VERY
SHORT AND SUBSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 55% 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...WITH THE HEAVY EARLY JUNE
RAINFALL... RIVER AND STREAMS ARE NEAR TO WELL 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 JUNE 15TH... THE WINTER WHEAT
CROP WAS RATED 10% POOR OR VERY POOR... PASTURE CONDITIONS WERE
RATED AS 9% POOR OR VERY POOR... HAY AND OTHER FORAGES WERE RATED
AS 11% SHORT OR VERY SHORT... STOCK WATER SUPPLIES WERE 6% SHORT OR
VERY SHORT... CORN WAS RATED AS 6% POOR OR VERY POOR AND SOYBEANS
WERE RATED AS 5% POOR OR VERY POOR.

FOR THE STATE OF KANSAS... THROUGH JUNE 15TH... THE WINTER WHEAT
CROP WAS RATED 63% POOR OR VERY POOR... PASTURE CONDITIONS WERE
RATED AS 33% POOR OR VERY POOR... HAY AND OTHER FORAGES WERE RATED
AS 28% SHORT OR VERY SHORT... STOCK WATER SUPPLIES WERE 33% SHORT OR
VERY SHORT... CORN WAS RATED AS 9% POOR OR VERY POOR AND SOYBEANS
WERE RATED AS 3% 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

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 15%. 10-HOUR DEAD FUEL
MOISTURE DEPICTS VALUES IN THE 11% TO 20% 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 THE
MONTH OF JULY CALLS FOR A SLIGHTLY INCREASED CHANCE OF ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTHERN MISSOURI AND KANSAS WITH SLIGHTLY
INCREASED CHANCES FOR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER SOUTHERN
MISSOURI. THE THREE MONTH OUTLOOK FOR JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER CALLS
FOR A SLIGHTLY INCREASED CHANCE FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER
SOUTHERN MISSOURI AND KANSAS 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... THE NEXT ISSUANCE OF THIS PRODUCT IS SCHEDULED FOR
JULY 3RD.

$$

CDB




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