Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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000 AXUS72 KILM 141505 DGTILM SCC031-041-089-161515- DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC 1105 AM EDT FRI AUG 14 2015 ...SEVERE DROUGHT OVER PARTS OF NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA... SYNOPSIS... AS OF 7 AM AUGUST 11TH...THE UNITED STATES DROUGHT MONITOR HAS CLASSIFIED PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA IN SEVERE DROUGHT. THE SEVERE DROUGHT AREA INCLUDES WESTERN PORTIONS OF DARLINGTON...FLORENCE...AND WILLIAMSBURG COUNTIES. MODERATE DROUGHT WAS NOTED OVER MUCH OF THE REST OF NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA EXCEPT MARLBORO AND DILLON COUNTIES. CLIMATE SUMMARY... THE TABLE BELOW DEPICTS OBSERVED RAINFALL AND DEFICITS FOR SELECTED AUTOMATED OBSERVING SITES AROUND THE AREA FOR THE PERIODS ENDING AUGUST 13TH 2015: WILMINGTON NC TOTAL NORMAL DEPARTURE PERCENT RAINFALL VALUE FROM OF NORMAL NORMAL ONE MONTH (30 DAYS) 6.71 7.58 -0.87 89% TWO MONTHS (60 DAYS) 12.08 13.50 -1.42 89% THREE MONTHS (90 DAYS) 16.57 18.42 -1.85 90% SIX MONTHS (180 DAYS) 29.63 29.22 0.41 101% ONE YEAR 56.25 57.61 -1.36 98% FIFTEEN MONTHS 76.76 75.26 1.50 102% LUMBERTON NC TOTAL NORMAL DEPARTURE PERCENT RAINFALL VALUE FROM OF NORMAL NORMAL ONE MONTH (30 DAYS) 2.26 5.78 -3.52 39% TWO MONTHS (60 DAYS) 7.33 9.99 -2.66 73% THREE MONTHS (90 DAYS) 10.08 14.07 -3.99 72% SIX MONTHS (180 DAYS) 21.04 23.02 -1.98 91% ONE YEAR 38.34 43.52 -5.18 88% FIFTEEN MONTHS 52.36 57.06 -4.70 92% NORTH MYRTLE BEACH SC TOTAL NORMAL DEPARTURE PERCENT RAINFALL VALUE FROM OF NORMAL NORMAL ONE MONTH (30 DAYS) 3.53 6.02 -2.49 59% TWO MONTHS (60 DAYS) 7.69 11.11 -3.42 69% THREE MONTHS (90 DAYS) 9.90 15.12 -5.22 65% SIX MONTHS (180 DAYS) 24.88 25.34 -0.46 98% ONE YEAR 44.29 52.01 -7.72 85% FIFTEEN MONTHS 57.98 66.60 -8.62 87% FLORENCE SC TOTAL NORMAL DEPARTURE PERCENT RAINFALL VALUE FROM OF NORMAL NORMAL ONE MONTH (30 DAYS) 4.45 5.31 -0.86 84% TWO MONTHS (60 DAYS) 8.26 9.97 -1.71 83% THREE MONTHS (90 DAYS) 11.01 14.03 -3.02 78% SIX MONTHS (180 DAYS) 21.31 22.87 -1.56 93% ONE YEAR 41.81 42.91 -1.10 97% FIFTEEN MONTHS 52.37 56.42 -4.05 93% PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK... OVER THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTROL AREA WEATHER FOR MUCH OF THE PERIOD. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE COULD BRING A GOOD CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK. OTHERWISE...ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS. ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE THE OUTLOOK FOR THE NEXT EIGHT TO FOURTEEN DAYS CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION WHILE THE OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES OF NORMAL...BELOW NORMAL...AND ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL. HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK... STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS. SEVEN DAY AVERAGE STREAMFLOW VALUES ACROSS THE SEVERE DROUGHT AREA ARE GENERALLY RUNNING LESS THAN 10 PERCENT OF NORMAL. SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS. SOIL MOISTURE LEVELS IN THE SEVERE DROUGHT AREA ARE AT BELOW NORMAL LEVELS. NEXT ISSUANCE DATE... THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 14 2015 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/... WFO WILMINGTON NC DROUGHT PAGE... HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ILM/DROUGHT US DROUGHT MONITOR... HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER... HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV US DROUGHT PORTAL... HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV/DROUGHT/ NC DROUGHT MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL... HTTP://WWW.NCDROUGHT.ORG SC DROUGHT INFORMATION... HTTP://WWW.DNR.SC.GOV/CLIMATE/SCO/DROUGHT/DROUGHT_CURRENT_INFO.PHP US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY... HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV US ARMY CORPS WILMINGTON DISTRICT... HTTP://EPEC.SAW.USACE.ARMY.MIL/ ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION... NWS...HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS... 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...STATE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICES...THE USDA...USACE AND USGS. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS... IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 2015 GARDNER DRIVE WILMINGTON NC 28405 PHONE...910-762-0524 ILM.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV $$ RAN

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