Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
920 AM CDT THU JUL 16 2015

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

NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION FELL DURING THE LATTER HALF OF JUNE AND
THE FIRST HALF OF JULY ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

THE LATEST 30 DAY OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST CALLS FOR BELOW AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...WITH
THE BEST CHANCES FOR BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ALONG AND SOUTH OF
THE INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDOR. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST IS
FOR BETTER CHANCES FOR ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL ACROSS ALL OF THE
AREA...WITH THE BEST CHANCES FOR ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL FROM OSHKOSH
TO BROKEN BOW AND SOUTHWARD.

THE LATEST 90 DAY OUTLOOK FOR THE MONTHS OF AUGUST...SEPTEMBER AND
OCTOBER CALLS FOR A SLIGHTLY BETTER CHANCE FOR BELOW AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES EAST OF A LINE FROM BIG SPRINGS TO ONEILL. THE 90 DAY
PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THOSE MONTHS IS SIMILAR TO THE 30 DAY
OUTLOOK...WITH THE BEST CHANCES FOR ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL FROM
OSHKOSH TO BROKEN BOW AND SOUTHWARD.

SINCE NO DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING IN THE OUTLOOK AREA...AN
ABRIDGED DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT IS ISSUED. WHEN THE ONSET OF
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 AND WATER INFORMATION
HTTP:://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/LBF

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

US DROUGHT MONITOR
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM/INDEX.HTML

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 ISSUED ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH. THE
NEXT ISSUANCE WILL BE AUGUST 20TH 2015.

$$

JWS








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