Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
1115 AM MDT WED JUL 09 2014

...HEAVY JUNE RAINS BRING DROUGHT RELIEF TO MANY...

.SYNOPSIS...

MUCH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL OCCURRED ALONG AND EAST OF A LINE FROM
JOES COLORADO TO LEOTI KANSAS IN THE MONTH OF JUNE. FLOODING RAINS
OCCURRED IN LOGAN AND GOVE COUNTIES OF NORTHWEST KANSAS. AS A
RESULT...MOST OF THOSE AREAS ARE NOW ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE YEAR.
HOWEVER...AREAS GENERALLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 70 AND WEST OF HIGHWAY
27 ONLY RECEIVED NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL IN JUNE AND
CONTINUE TO SEE SIGNIFICANT DEFICITS FOR THE YEAR. THOSE AREAS
CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE THE WORST LONG TERM DROUGHT CONDITIONS.

.LOCAL AREAS AFFECTED...

THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR WAS ISSUED ON JULY 1.

DROUGHT INTENSITY IS RATED ON A SCALE FROM D0...ABNORMALLY DRY... TO
D4...EXCEPTIONAL.

EXTREME DROUGHT (D3) WAS OCCURRING IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:

IN NORTHWEST KANSAS...
CHEYENNE
SHERMAN
THOMAS
WALLACE
LOGAN
GREELEY
WICHITA

SEVERE DROUGHT (D2) WAS OCCURRING IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:

IN NORTHWEST KANSAS...
RAWLINS
DECATUR

IN NORTHEAST COLORADO...
CHEYENNE

MODERATE DROUGHT (D1) WAS OCCURRING IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:

IN NORTHWEST KANSAS...
NORTON
SHERIDAN
GRAHAM
GOVE

IN SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA...
DUNDY
HITCHCOCK
RED WILLOW

ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS (D0) WERE OCCURRING IN THE FOLLOWING
COUNTY:

IN NORTHEAST COLORADO...
KIT CARSON

NO DROUGHT WAS OCCURRING IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:
YUMA

.SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

ON JANUARY 15 2014...THE USDA DESIGNATED ALL OF WESTERN KANSAS AND
NORTHEAST COLORADO AS PRIMARY NATURAL DISASTER AREAS DUE TO
DROUGHT. ON APRIL 10...RED WILLOW AND HITCHCOCK COUNTIES IN
SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA WERE ALSO DESIGNATED AS A PRIMARY NATURAL DISASTER
AREA DUE TO DROUGHT. THE DECLARATIONS ALLOW FARMERS AND RANCHERS TO
QUALIFY FOR NATURAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE.

ON MAY 21 2014...GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACK DECLARED HALF OF KANSAS TO
BE IN A DROUGHT EMERGENCY...WHICH ALLOWS WATER TO BE DRAWN FROM
CERTAIN LAKES. 56 COUNTIES ARE IN THE DROUGHT EMERGENCY...26 ARE IN
WARNING STATUS AND 23 COUNTIES ARE IN A WATCH STATUS. THE GOVERNOR
NOTED THAT SOME PARTS OF KANSAS HAVE BEEN IN DROUGHT FOR NEARLY 5
YEARS. DROUGHT HAS DEPLETED SOIL MOISTURE AND RESERVOIRS AND SLOWED
STREAM FLOWS.

.CLIMATE SUMMARY...

SUMMARY OF RECENT PRECIPITATION FOR SELECTED STATIONS ACROSS THE
TRI STATE AREA. THE SUMMARY INCLUDES THE MOST RECENT MONTH...THE
YEAR-TO-DATE...THE DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL FOR YEAR-TO-DATE AND
PERCENT OF NORMAL FOR YEAR-TO-DATE.

THE DRIEST LOCATIONS ARE AT THE TOP OF THE LIST.

                      PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
                        (VALID AS OF JULY 1)

                       2014     DEP   %NORMAL

SHARON SPRINGS         5.13    -4.51    53%
CHEYENNE WELLS         4.43    -3.24    58%
BURLINGTON AIRPORT     5.24    -3.37    61%
STUDLEY 9NNW           6.65    -3.78    64%
TRIBUNE 1W             6.80    -2.20    76%
WALLACE                6.88    -2.19    76%
LENORA                 9.67    -1.26    88%
ATWOOD 8SSE            9.92    -1.28    89%
QUINTER               10.60    -1.29    89%
COLBY 1SW              9.13    -0.74    93%
GOODLAND AIRPORT       9.07    -0.66    93%
OBERLIN               10.87    -0.69    94%
BREWSTER 4W            9.86    -0.52    95%
NORTON DAM            12.56    -0.50    96%
FLAGLER 1S             7.68    -0.26    97%
BENKELMAN             10.01    -0.22    98%
DENSMORE 2N           10.95    -0.18    98%
HOXIE                 10.85    +0.44   104%
IDALIA                10.52    +0.43   104%
HILL CITY             11.87    +0.61   105%
REXFORD 1SW           11.24    +0.68   106%
YUMA                   9.44    +0.60   107%
MINGO 5E               9.80    +0.68   107%
ATWOOD 2SW            12.62    +0.91   108%
JOES                  10.38    +0.91   110%
TRENTON DAM           11.76    +1.11   110%
BURLINGTON             9.66    +1.04   112%
MCCOOK AIRPORT        13.01    +1.69   115%
WRAY                  10.92    +1.86   121%
RUSSELL SPRINGS 3N    10.42    +2.13   126%
CULBERTSON            15.32    +4.14   137%
GOVE 4W               16.71    +6.16   158%
OAKLEY 4W             15.63    +6.27   167%

.RIVER AND RESERVOIR CONDITIONS...

RESERVOIR LEVELS ACROSS THE TRI STATE AREA
AS OF JULY 8

RESERVOIR                         PERCENT FULL
KEITH SEBELIUS LAKE (NORTON DAM)      36.8%
ENDERS DAM                            20.9%
SWANSON LAKE                          27.5%
HARRY STRUNK LAKE                     62.0%

.PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...

THE LATEST OUTLOOKS WERE MADE BY THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER ON
JUNE 30.

ONE MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...VALID JULY 2014...NEAR NORMAL.

ONE MONTH PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK...VALID JULY 2014...NEAR NORMAL.

THREE MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...VALID JULY 2014 THROUGH
SEPTEMBER 2014....EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE NORMAL...NEAR NORMAL...OR
BELOW NORMAL.

THREE MONTH PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK...VALID JULY 2014 THROUGH
SEPTEMBER 2014...ABOVE NORMAL.

SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK...VALID THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2013...DROUGHT
IMPROVEMENT OR REMOVAL IS FORECAST.

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

JERRY KILLINGSWORTH
CLIMATE SERVICES FOCAL POINT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
920 ARMORY ROAD
GOODLAND KS 67735

TELEPHONE 785-899-6412
JERRY.KILLINGSWORTH@NOAA.GOV

.RELATED WEB SITES...

LOCAL WEATHER...CLIMATE AND WATER INFORMATION...
   WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CLIMATE/INDEX.PHP?WFO=GLD

US DROUGHT MONITOR...
   DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM/MONITOR

NOAA DROUGHT PAGE...
   WWW.DROUGHT.NOAA.GOV

HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...
   WWW.HPRCC.UNL.EDU

ADDITIONAL RIVER...LAKE AND RESERVOIR INFORMATION...
   USGS - WATER.USGS.GOV
   COE  - WWW.NWD-MR.USACE.ARMY.MIL/RCC/INDEX
   BUREAU OF RECLAMATION - WWW.USBR.GOV/GP/WATER/RFLOW.CFM

CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...
   WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV

DROUGHT OUTLOOK...
   WWW.CPC.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/EXPERT_ASSESSMENT/SEASONAL_DROUGHT

KANSAS CROP WEATHER...
   WWW.NASS.USDA.GOV/WEATHER/CPCURR/KS-CROP-WEATHER

.ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...
THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER...THE USDA...STATE
AND REGIONAL CENTER CLIMATOLOGISTS AND THE DROUGHT MITIGATION
CENTER. INFORMATION FOR THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN GATHERED FROM NWS
AND FAA OBSERVATION SITES...STATE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
SERVICES...USGS...AND THE CENTRAL NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER AND
IRRIGATION DISTRICT.


.NEXT ISSUANCE...
THIS PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED DURING THE FIRST HALF OF EACH MONTH WHEN SEVERE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING OR FORECAST TO OCCUR IN THE TRI
STATE AREA OF NORTHWEST KANSAS...SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA AND NORTHEAST COLORADO.

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JDK




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