Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
348 PM CDT THU JUN 12 2014

...DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE IMPROVED ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS...

.SYNOPSIS...

WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TRACKED ACROSS WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS...PRODUCING
ABUNDANT RAINFALL ACROSS THE AREA. DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE IMPROVED
ONE CATEGORY OVER THE LAST WEEK.


.LOCAL AREAS AFFECTED...

AS OF JUNE 12TH ACCORDING TO THE US DROUGHT MONITOR...MODERATE TO
SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE OCCURRING ROUGHLY SOUTH OF A LINE FROM
BRULE...TO MULLEN...TO ONEILL. ACROSS NORTHERN
CUSTER...LOGAN...WESTERN FRONTIER...SOUTHWESTERN LINCOLN AND
SOUTHEASTERN PERKINS COUNTY...SEVERE DROUGHT WAS OCCURRING. NORTH OF
THE OGALLALA...TO MULLEN...TO ONEILL LINE...ABNORMALLY DRY OR NO
DROUGHT WAS OCCURRING.

.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...JUNE 2013 TO MAY 2014...THE
PREVIOUS 6 MONTH PRECIPITATION TOTALS...DECEMBER 2013 TO MAY 2014...THE
PREVIOUS 3 MONTH PRECIPITATION TOTALS...MARCH TO MAY...AND THE
PRECIPITATION TOTALS SO FAR IN JUNE...THROUGH JUNE 11.

              12 MONTH PRECIP/INCHES       6 MONTH PRECIP/INCHES

LOCATION       JUN-MAY NORMAL   DEP    |  DEC-MAY  NORMAL    DEP
NORTH PLATTE    19.90   20.23  -0.33   |    4.45    7.85   -3.40
VALENTINE       21.44   20.02  +1.42   |    7.92    7.35   +0.39
BROKEN BOW *    19.73   23.62  -3.89   |    3.04    9.40   -6.36
IMPERIAL   *    12.63   19.14  -6.51   |    5.17    7.09   -1.92

               3 MONTH PRECIP/INCHES     THRU JUNE 11 PRECIP/INCHES

LOCATION       MAR-MAY  NORMAL   DEP   |   JUN 11  NORMAL    DEP
NORTH PLATTE     3.24    6.60  -3.36   |    5.22    1.39   +3.83
VALENTINE        6.55    6.42  +0.13   |    6.39    1.35   +5.04
BROKEN BOW *     2.58    7.89  -5.31   |    4.75    1.95   +2.80
IMPERIAL   *     4.24    6.01  -1.77   |    2.99    1.26   +1.73

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 WELL BELOW NORMAL.

                           AVERAGE TEMPERATURE/DEGREE F

LOCATION      MAR  NORMAL  DEP | APR  NORMAL  DEP | MAY  NORMAL  DEP
NORTH PLATTE  36.6  38.0  -1.4 | 48.0  47.6  +0.4 | 57.8  57.9  -0.1
VALENTINE     33.5  36.2  -2.7 | 47.2  46.7  +0.5 | 58.0  57.6  +0.4
BROKEN BOW    34.8  37.7  -2.9 | 47.5  47.8  -0.6 | 59.7  58.8  +0.9
IMPERIAL      39.8  39.8   0.0 | 50.1  48.5  +1.6 | 59.6  59.8  -0.2


.PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...

THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK...COVERING JUNE 17TH THROUGH JUNE
21ST...CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. FOR THE SAME
PERIOD...NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST. THE LATEST 8 TO 14
DAY OUTLOOK...COVERING JUNE 19TH THROUGH JUNE 25TH...CALLS FOR BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

THE LATEST 30 DAY OUTLOOK FOR JUNE CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR
ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES. ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST FOR JUNE. THE LATEST 90 DAY OUTLOOK
COVERING JUNE...JULY AND AUGUST CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR
ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES. ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST DURING THIS 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 JUNE 19 2014...BUT MAY BE SOONER IF
CONDITIONS CHANGE.

$$

CLB







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