Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
845 AM CST THU JAN 15 2015

...NO CHANGE IN LACK OF DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

ACCORDING TO THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS
WERE PRESENT ROUGHLY SOUTH OF A LINE FROM IMPERIAL...TO
SUTHERLAND...TO SARGENT. DECEMBER PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL AND
JANUARY IS ONE OF THE DRIEST MONTHS OF THE YEAR...THUS DROUGHT
CONDITIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO EXPAND ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA ANYTIME SOON.

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

THE LATEST 30 DAY OUTLOOK FOR FEBRUARY...CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR
ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION. BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA.

THE LATEST 90 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING FEBRUARY...MARCH AND APRIL CALLS
FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE
PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK GENERALLY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80 CALLS FOR
EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION. SOUTH
OF THE INTERSTATE...ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST.

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 FEBRUARY 19 2015.

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MASEK






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