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
927 PM CDT FRI MAY 16 2014

.SYNOPSIS...

THE PAST TWO WEEKS HAVE BEEN DRY ACROSS THE AREA WITH PARTS OF THE
KANSAS CITY AREA SEEING ONLY 10 TO 25 PERCENT OF NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. THERE WERE A FEW AREAS THAT SAW
STORMS AND THOSE AREAS ARE CLOSER TO NORMAL OR EVEN SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS. THE LACK OF MOISTURE HAS WORSENED THE
TOP CONDITIONS SIGNIFICANTLY FOR MISSOURI AND KANSAS. THE TOP SOIL
MOISTURE FOR MISSOURI WAS 29% SHORT OR VERY SHORT WHILE CONDITIONS
ARE MORE DIRE IN KANSAS WITH A VALUE OF 74% SHORT OR VERY SHORT.
OVERALL... THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS LITTLE CHANGED IN THE LAST TWO
WEEKS.

.LOCAL AREAS AFFECTED...

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

COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE ABNORMALLY DRY AREA...

IN MISSOURI: A PART OF OR ALL OF HOLT... NODAWAY... WORTH...
HARRISON... MERCER... PUTNAM... SCHUYLER... ANDREW... GENTRY...
DAVIESS... GRUNDY... SULLIVAN... ADAIR... BUCHANAN... DEKALB...
CALDWELL... LIVINGSTON... LINN... MACON... PLATTE... CLINTON...
CLAY... RAY... CARROLL... CHARITON... RANDOLPH... JACKSON...
LAFAYETTE... SALINE... HOWARD... CASS... JOHNSON... PETTIS...
COOPER... BATES... AND HENRY.

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

MODERATE DROUGHT (D1) - PORTIONS OF EXTREME NORTHWESTERN AND WEST
CENTRAL MISSOURI... AND EASTERN KANSAS.

COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE MODERATE DROUGHT AREA...

IN MISSOURI: A PART OF OR ALL OF ATCHISON...NODAWAY... HOLT...
CASS... BATES... AND HENRY.

IN KANSAS: A PART OF OR ALL OF DONIPHAN... ATCHISON... WYANDOTTE...
LEAVENWORTH... JOHNSON... 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. 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 APRIL 30TH 2014.

LOCATION            PRECIP          NORMAL   DEPARTURE  % NORMAL
--------           --------         ------   ---------  --------
KANSAS CITY (MCI)   8.06           11.11      -3.05       73
KANSAS CITY (MKC)   6.05           11.16      -5.11       54
OLATHE (IXD)        5.91           11.53      -5.62       51
ST. JOSEPH          6.33           10.21      -3.88       62
LEE`S SUMMIT        6.34           12.12      -5.78       52
OLATHE (OJC)        6.94           12.21      -5.27       57
KIRKSVILLE          8.68           11.66      -2.98       74
SEDALIA             9.25           12.87      -3.62       72
CHILLICOTHE         8.98           11.12      -2.14       81

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

.SURFACE MOISTURE CONDITIONS...

FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI... TOPSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 29% SHORT OR
VERY SHORT AND SUBSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 45% SHORT OR VERY SHORT.

FOR THE STATE OF KANSAS... TOPSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 74% SHORT OR VERY
SHORT AND SUBSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 77% 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...FOR THE LAST WEEK...STREAMFLOWS
ARE NEAR NORMAL FOR LARGER RIVERS BUT ARE AT OR BELOW NORMAL FOR
SMALLER CREEKS AND STREAMS. 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 MAY 11TH... THE WINTER WHEAT
CROP WAS RATED 11% POOR OR VERY POOR... PASTURE CONDITIONS WERE
RATED AS 15% POOR OR VERY POOR... HAY AND OTHER FORAGES WERE RATED
AS 7% SHORT OR VERY SHORT AND STOCK WATER SUPPLIES WERE 9% SHORT.
86% OF THE CORN AND 16% OF THE SOYBEAN CROP HAD BEEN PLANTED.

FOR THE STATE OF KANSAS... THROUGH MAY 11TH... THE WINTER WHEAT CROP
WAS RATED AS 55% POOR OR VERY POOR... HAY AND OTHER FORAGES WAS
RATED AS 31% SHORT OR VERY SHORT AND STOCK WATER SUPPLIES WERE RATED
AS 52% SHORT OR VERY SHORT. 72% OF THE CORN AND 16% OF THE SOYBEAN
CROP HAD BEEN PLANTED.

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 NORTHERN
MISSOURI.

1000-HOUR DEAD FUEL MOISTURE DEPICTS LEVELS 16 TO 20%. 100-HOUR DEAD
FUEL MOISTURE DEPICTS LEVELS IN THE 11% TO 15% RANGE WITH DRIER
CONDITIONS IN SOUTHERN MISSOURI. 10-HOUR DEAD FUEL MOISTURE DEPICTS
VALUES IN THE 9% 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 THE
MONTH OF JUNE CALLS FOR A SLIGHTLY INCREASED CHANCE OF ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES ACROSS WESTERN MISSOURI AND KANSAS WITH SLIGHTLY
GREATER CHANCE FOR ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THE THREE MONTH
OUTLOOK FOR JUNE THROUGH AUGUST CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...
BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES 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
MAY 29TH.

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