Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
822 AM CST THU NOV 16 2017

...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUED ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND THE SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE...

PRECIPITATION OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL. MOST LOCATIONS REPORTED
PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS ANYWHERE FROM 10 PERCENT TO 50 PERCENT OF
NORMAL. OVER THE NEXT WEEK...THE ONLY THREAT FOR PRECIPITATION IS
FRIDAY NIGHT AND IS EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT AND SPOTTY IN COVERAGE.

AS OF NOVEMBER 16TH ACCORDING TO THE US DROUGHT MONITOR...ABNORMALLY
DRY CONDITIONS WERE OCCURRING ACROSS NORTHERN CHERRY...WESTERN KEYA
PAHA...SOUTHWESTERN GARDEN AND WESTERN DEUEL COUNTIES.

THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING NOVEMBER 21ST THROUGH
NOVEMBER 25TH...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF
WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE OUTLOOK FOR PRECIPITATION IS
BELOW NORMAL FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING NOVEMBER 23RD THROUGH
NOVEMBER 29TH...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF
WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR
THE SAME PERIOD IS FOR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE OUTLOOK
AREA.

ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST OUTLOOK FOR
DECEMBER CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES. THE LATEST PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK IS FOR ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION WEST OF A LINE FROM CHAPPELL TO VALENTINE. EAST OF
THIS LINE...THE OUTLOOK IS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR
NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

THE LATEST 3 MONTH OUTLOOK FOR DECEMBER...JANUARY AND FEBRUARY...
CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE PERIOD CALLS FOR
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR LOCATIONS WEST OF A LINE FROM
CHAPPELL TO MERRIMAN. EAST OF THIS LINE...THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK
CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION.

SINCE NO DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING IN THE OUTLOOK
AREA...AN ABRIDGED DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT IS ISSUED. WHEN THE
ONSET OF MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS BEGIN...AN EXPANDED DROUGHT
INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE
MONTH.


.QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

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

CHRIS BUTTLER...CLIMATE SERVICE FOCAL POINTS NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE CHRISTOPHER.BUTTLER@NOAA.GOV


.RELATED WEB SITES...

LOCAL WEATHER...CLIMATE AND WATER INFORMATION
HTTP:://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/LBF

U.S. DROUGHT PORTAL HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV

ADDITIONAL RIVER AND RESERVOIR INFORMATION USGS -
HTTP://WWW.USGS.GOV/WATER CNPPID - HTTP://CNPPID.COM

US DROUGHT MONITOR HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU

CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV


.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 ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH.
THE NEXT ISSUANCE WILL BE DECEMBER 21ST 2017.

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BUTTLER



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