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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
1010 AM CDT THU JUL 3 2014

...CONTINUED WET WEATHER RESULTS IN IMPROVING DROUGHT
CONDITIONS ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

SYNOPSIS...

SEVERAL UNUSUALLY STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS MOVED ACROSS THE
NORTHERN ROCKIES AND INTO THE PLAINS DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE.
THESE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS...COMBINED WITH ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL
MOISTURE...ALLOWED FOR EFFICIENT RAIN PRODUCING THUNDERSTORM
DEVELOPMENT ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA DURING THAT
TIME. RAINFALL WAS NOT ONLY COPIOUS IN SOME CASES...BUT MUCH
NEEDED RAINFALL WAS FAIRLY WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE
MONTH OF JUNE AS A RESULT.


LOCAL AREAS AFFECTED...

AS OF JULY 1ST ACCORDING TO THE US DROUGHT MONITOR...MODERATE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE OCCURRING ACROSS TWO SECTIONS OF THE
AREA. ONE POCKET INCLUDES SOUTHWESTERN LINCOLN...EASTERN
PERKINS...HAYES AND WESTERN FRONTIER COUNTIES. A SECOND POCKET
INCLUDES LOGAN...NORTHERN CUSTER...SOUTHEASTERN
BROWN...NORTHEASTERN BLAINE...SOUTHERN
ROCK...LOUP...GARFIELD...SOUTHERN HOLT AND NORTHERN WHEELER
COUNTIES. ELSEWHERE GENERALLY EAST OF AN IMPERIAL...TO
OGALLALA...TO THEDFORD...TO AINSWORTH LINE ABNORMALLY DRY
CONDITIONS WERE OCCURRING...WHILE WEST OF THE LINE DROUGHT
CONDITIONS WERE NO LONGER INDICATED.

THE LAST TIME AT LEAST SOME PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA WAS NOT IN SEVERE DROUGHT OR WORSE CONDITIONS WAS JUNE 12
2012.


CLIMATE SUMMARY...

SUMMARY OF RECENT MONTHLY RAINFALL CONDITIONS FROM SELECTED
STATIONS ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE SUMMARY
INCLUDES THE PREVIOUS 12 MONTH PRECIPITATION TOTALS...JULY 2013
TO JUNE 2014...THE PREVIOUS 6 MONTH PRECIPITATION
TOTALS...JANUARY TO JUNE...THE PREVIOUS 3 MONTH PRECIPITATION
TOTALS...APRIL TO JUNE...AND THE PRECIPITATION TOTALS FOR JUNE.

              12 MONTH PRECIP/INCHES       6 MONTH PRECIP/INCHES

LOCATION       JUL-JUN  NORMAL   DEP   |  JAN-JUN  NORMAL    DEP
NORTH PLATTE    26.70   20.23  +6.47   |   13.04   10.86   +2.18
VALENTINE       27.62   20.02  +7.60   |   15.84   10.72   +5.12
BROKEN BOW *    25.39   23.62  +1.77   |   10.80   12.90   -2.10
IMPERIAL   *    18.24   19.14  -0.90   |   12.15    9.86   +2.29

               3 MONTH PRECIP/INCHES       JUNE PRECIP/INCHES

LOCATION       APR-JUN  NORMAL   DEP   |    JUNE   NORMAL    DEP
NORTH PLATTE    11.20    8.97  +2.23   |    8.75    3.42   +5.33
VALENTINE       14.69    8.91  +5.78   |    8.63    3.56   +5.07
BROKEN BOW *    10.05   10.49  -0.44   |    7.76    4.00   +3.76
IMPERIAL   *    11.09    8.11  +2.98   |    7.05    3.17   +3.88

PRIMARY LOCATION OF PRECIPITATION DATA IS FROM THE AUTOMATED
SENSORS AT THE AIRPORT.
*  PRECIPITATION DATA INCLUDES A COMBINATION OF AUTOMATED SENSORS
   AND COOPERATIVE DATA.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE LAST 3 MONTHS SAW A RANGE FROM ABOVE
NORMAL TO BELOW NORMAL.

                           AVERAGE TEMPERATURE/DEGREE F

LOCATION     APR NORMAL DEP | MAY NORMAL DEP | JUN NORMAL DEP
NORTH PLATTE 48.0 47.6 +0.4 | 57.8 57.9 -0.1 | 67.8 67.9 -0.1
VALENTINE    47.2 46.7 +0.5 | 58.0 57.6 +0.4 | 66.6 67.5 -0.9
BROKEN BOW   47.5 47.8 -0.6 | 59.7 58.8 +0.9 | 69.5 68.5 +1.0
IMPERIAL     50.1 48.5 +1.6 | 59.2 59.8 -0.6 | 69.4 70.0 -0.6


PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...

THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK...COVERING JULY 8TH THROUGH JULY
12TH...AND THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK...COVERING JULY 10TH
THROUGH JULY 16TH...CALLS FOR HIGHER PROBABILITIES FOR BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES WITH NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

THE LATEST ONE MONTH OUTLOOK FOR JULY CALLS FOR BETTER CHANCES OF
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ALONG WITH EQUAL CHANCES FOR
ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THE LATEST THREE
MONTH OUTLOOK COVERING JULY...AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER CALLS FOR
BETTER CHANCES FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR AREAS WEST OF A
LINE FROM O`NEILL TO OGALLALA...WITH EQUAL CHANCES FOR
ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE. FOR
PRECIPITATION...SLIGHTLY BETTER CHANCES FOR ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST FOR AREAS WEST OF A LINE FROM VALENTINE
TO IMPERIAL...WITH EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION EXPECTED ELSEWHERE DURING THE 90 DAY PERIOD.


.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 UNLESS DROUGHT CONDITIONS RELAX OR INTENSIFY. THE NEXT
ROUTINE ISSUANCE WILL BE JULY 17 2014...BUT MAY BE SOONER IF
CONDITIONS CHANGE.

$$

MASEK/JWS/CLB









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