Drought Information Statement
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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
957 AM HST THU NOV 10 2016

...SEVERE DROUGHT EXPANDS OVER LEEWARD KAUAI...

SYNOPSIS...

UNSEASONABLY PERSISTENT TRADE WINDS HAVE KEPT LEEWARD AREAS OF THE
STATE UNUSUALLY DRY FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. OVER SOUTH
KAUAI...SEVERE DROUGHT...OR THE D2 CATEGORY ON THE U.S. DROUGHT
MONITOR MAP...HAS SPREAD FARTHER WEST FROM THE HANAPEPE AREA AND
NOW INCLUDES THE BARKING SANDS AND MANA AREAS. MODERATE
DROUGHT...OR THE D1 CATEGORY...SPREAD UP THE LEEWARD SLOPES ABOVE
WAIMEA AND MANA.

OVER MAUI...SEVERE DROUGHT COVERAGE OVER THE KIHEI AND WAILEA
AREAS REMAINS UNCHANGED. THERE ARE NO DESIGNATED DROUGHT AREAS
OVER THE BIG ISLAND...OAHU AND THE REST OF MAUI COUNTY BUT
THE EXISTING ABNORMALLY DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD PRODUCE
DROUGHT IMPACTS IF A MORE SEASONAL RAINFALL PATTERN FAILS TO
MATERIALIZE SOON.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

KAUAI.
NON-IRRIGATED PASTURES FROM HANAPEPE TO WAIMEA ARE IN POOR
CONDITION. OTHER REPORTS ALSO INDICATE THAT GENERAL VEGETATION IS
DRY OVER THE SLOPES ABOVE WAIMEA AND MANA.

OAHU.
THERE ARE NO DROUGHT IMPACTS TO REPORT.

MOLOKAI AND LANAI.
THERE ARE NO DROUGHT IMPACTS TO REPORT.

MAUI.
NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES OVER THE LAST MONTH. PASTURES OVER THE
LOWER LEEWARD SLOPES OF HALEAKALA NEAR KIHEI AND WAILEA REMAIN IN
POOR CONDITION.

BIG ISLAND.
THERE ARE NO DROUGHT IMPACTS TO REPORT.

CLIMATE SUMMARY...
ACCORDING TO THE NOAA CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...LA NINA
CONDITIONS ARE PRESENT IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ARE EXPECTED TO
PERSIST THROUGH THE WINTER MONTHS.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...
THE LONG-LEAD HAWAIIAN ISLANDS OUTLOOK ISSUED ON OCTOBER 20 BY THE NOAA
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER SHOWED THAT PROBABILITIES FAVOR ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURES THROUGH SPRING 2017. THE
NEXT LONG-LEAD OUTLOOK WILL BE ISSUED BY THE CLIMATE PREDICTION
CENTER ON NOVEMBER 17.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...
DATA FROM THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY INDICATED THAT MOST OF THE
MONITORED STREAMS ON KAUAI AND OAHU HAD 30-DAY FLOW LEVELS IN THE
NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL RANGE. MOST OF THE MONITORED STREAMS ON
MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND HAD FLOW LEVELS IN THE MUCH ABOVE NORMAL
TO HIGH FLOW RANGE. AVERAGE FLOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN
ABOVE NORMAL BASED ON THE EXPECTATION OF ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL
OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
THE NEXT DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ON DECEMBER
7 2016 OR SOONER IF NECESSARY IN RESPONSE TO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES
IN CONDITIONS.

RELATED WEB SITES...
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS MAY BE FOUND AT
THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESSES /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...WWW.DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM/MONITOR.HTML
HAWAII DROUGHT MONITOR...HAWAII.GOV/DLNR/DROUGHT/INDEX.HTML
USGS HAWAII - RECENT CONDITIONS...HI.WATER.USGS.GOV/RECENT/INDEX.HTML
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER LONG-LEAD HAWAII OUTLOOK...
WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/PREDICTIONS/90DAY/FXHW40.HTML
HAWAII DROUGHT IMPACT REPORTER...HAWAII.DROUGHTREPORTER.UNL.EDU/

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...
INFORMATION FOR THIS PRODUCT WAS COMPILED FROM A NUMBER OF SOURCES INCLUDING
THE COUNTY BOARDS AND DEPARTMENTS OF WATER SUPPLY...U.S. AND STATE
OF HAWAII AGRICULTURE AGENCIES...THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AND
THE MEDIA.

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

KEVIN KODAMA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
2525 CORREA RD. SUITE 250
HONOLULU HI  96822
PHONE...808-973-5276
KEVIN.KODAMA@NOAA.GOV

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