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
446 AM CDT FRI JUL 18 2014

...DROUGHT CONDITIONS FADING AWAY DUE TO VERY WET JUNE AND EARLY
JULY...

.SYNOPSIS...

THE LAST HALF OF JUNE AND THE FIRST HALF OF JULY HAVE BEEN
RELATIVELY MOIST ACROSS THE REGION. THIS HAS WIPED OUT THE DROUGHT
CONDITIONS ALONG AND NORTH OF THE MISSOURI RIVER. ABNORMALLY DRY
(D0) CONDITIONS PERSIST SOUTH OF THE MISSOURI RIVER WITH ONLY A
PORTION OF EASTERN KANSAS AND WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI REMAINING IN
MODERATE DROUGHT (D1).

.LOCAL AREAS AFFECTED...

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

COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE ABNORMALLY DRY AREA...

IN MISSOURI: A PART OF OR ALL OF PLATTE... CLAY... RAY... JACKSON...
LAFAYETTE... CASS... JOHNSON... PETTIS... BATES... AND HENRY.

IN KANSAS: A PART OF OR ALL OF 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 EXTREME 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 JULY 15TH 2014.

LOCATION            PRECIP          NORMAL   DEPARTURE  % NORMAL
--------           --------         ------   ---------  --------
KANSAS CITY (MCI)  18.57           21.42      -2.85       87
KANSAS CITY (MKC)  17.53           21.55      -4.02       81
OLATHE (IXD)       15.61           22.91      -7.30       68
ST. JOSEPH         20.09           19.47       0.62      103
LEE`S SUMMIT       16.44           24.18      -7.74       68
OLATHE (OJC)       17.49           22.61      -5.12       77
KIRKSVILLE         19.18           21.01      -1.83       91
SEDALIA            17.86           22.41      -4.55       80
CHILLICOTHE        17.72           20.99      -3.27       84

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 15% SHORT OR
VERY SHORT AND SUBSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 27% SHORT OR VERY SHORT.

FOR THE STATE OF KANSAS... TOPSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 31% SHORT OR VERY
SHORT AND SUBSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 43% 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 JULY 13TH... PASTURE CONDITIONS
WERE RATED AS 5% POOR OR VERY POOR... HAY AND OTHER FORAGES WERE
RATED AS 8% SHORT OR VERY SHORT... STOCK WATER SUPPLIES WERE 5%
SHORT OR VERY SHORT... CORN WAS RATED AS 2% POOR OR VERY POOR AND
SOYBEANS WERE RATED AS 3% POOR OR VERY POOR.

FOR THE STATE OF KANSAS... THROUGH JULY 13TH... PASTURE CONDITIONS
WERE RATED AS 22% POOR OR VERY POOR... HAY AND OTHER FORAGES WERE
RATED AS 13% SHORT OR VERY SHORT... STOCK WATER SUPPLIES WERE 21%
SHORT OR VERY SHORT... CORN WAS RATED AS 8% 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 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
AUGUST CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE... BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES WITH A SLIGHTLY GREATER CHANCE FOR ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION IN NORTHEASTERN MISSOURI. THE THREE MONTH OUTLOOK FOR
AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE... BELOW OR
NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION FOR THE NORTHERN
TWO-THIRDS OF MISSOURI AND KANSAS. 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
AUGUST 21ST.

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CDB




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