Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
942 AM CDT THU JUN 15 2017

...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT ACROSS A SMALL PORTION OF
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

PRECIPITATION OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS WAS RUNNING ABOVE NORMAL
GENERALLY NORTH OF HIGHWAY 2 FROM ANTIOCH TO THEDFORD AND WEST OF
HIGHWAY 83 FROM THEDFORD TO VALENTINE. SOUTH AND EAST OF THESE
ROUTES...PRECIPITATION OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS WAS RUNNING 50 TO 90
PERCENT OF NORMAL. OVER THE PAST 14 DAYS...PRECIPITATION WAS RUNNING
ANYWHERE FROM 5 TO 50 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE EXCEPTION WAS OVER
EASTERN CUSTER AND SHERIDAN COUNTY WHERE PRECIPITATION WAS 100 TO
150 PERCENT OF NORMAL.

AS OF JUNE 15TH ACCORDING TO THE US DROUGHT MONITOR...ABNORMALLY DRY
CONDITIONS HAD DEVELOPED OVER BOYD COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.
UNLESS PRECIPITATION DEVELOPS OVER THE NEXT ONE TO TWO WEEKS...THIS
AREA IS LIKELY TO EXPAND.

THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING JUNE 20TH THROUGH JUNE 24TH
CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.
THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING JUNE 22ND THROUGH JUNE 28TH
CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST OUTLOOK FOR
JULY CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK
IS FOR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION IN THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE.
ELSEWHERE...THERE ARE EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION. THE LATEST 90 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING JULY...AUGUST AND
SEPTEMBER CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES.
THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION
ACROSS FAR NORTHERN NEBRASKA. ELSEWHERE...THERE ARE 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.

&&

.RELATED WEB SITES...
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS MAY BE FOUND AT
THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESSES:

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

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR: HTTP://WWW.DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU

NOAA DROUGHT PAGE: HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.NOAA.GOV

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

HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER: HTTP://HPRCC.UNL.EDU

NEBRASKA STATE CLIMATE OFFICE:
HTTP://WWW.NEBRASKACLIMATEOFFICE.UNL.EDU

NWS RIVER INFORMATION: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS

USGS RIVER INFORMATION: HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS: HTTP://WWW.MVR.USACE.ARMY.MIL

.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 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 JULY 20TH 2017.

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

CHRIS BUTTLER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 5250 EAST LEE BIRD DRIVE
NORTH PLATTE, NE 69101 PHONE: 308-532-0921 E-MAIL:
CHRISTOPHER.BUTTLER@NOAA.GOV

$$

BUTTLER



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