Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
810 AM CST THU FEB 19 2015

...DROUGHT CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO REMAIN ABSENT FROM WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

ACCORDING TO THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS
WERE PRESENT ROUGHLY SOUTH OF A LINE FROM IMPERIAL...TO PAXTON...TO
SARGENT. JANUARY PRECIPITATION WAS NEAR NORMAL ACROSS MOST OF
WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. WITH JANUARY BEING TYPICALLY THE
DRIEST MONTH OF THE YEAR...EXPANSION OF DROUGHT CONDITIONS IS NOT
LIKELY AT THIS TIME.

THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH...BASED ON THE LATEST 6 TO 10 AND 8 TO
14 DAY OUTLOOKS...TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BE
BELOW NORMAL.

ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST 30 DAY
OUTLOOK COVERING MARCH...CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW
OR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION ACROSS WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

THE LATEST 90 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING MARCH...APRIL AND MAY CALLS FOR
EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
PRECIPITATION.

SINCE NO SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING IN THE OUTLOOK
AREA...AN ABRIDGED DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT IS ISSUED. WHEN THE
ONSET OF SEVERE 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 SERVICES FOCAL POINT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NORTH PLATTE NE
CHRISTOPHER.BUTTLER@NOAA.GOV


.RELATED WEB SITES...

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

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

U.S. 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 ROUTINELY ISSUED ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE
MONTH. THE NEXT ISSUANCE WILL BE MARCH 19 2015.

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BUTTLER






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