Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
817 AM CDT THU DEC 17 2015

...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN
SHERIDAN COUNTY...

MILD TEMPERATURES AND ADEQUATE PRECIPITATION CONTINUED ACROSS
WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA OVER THE PAST MONTH.
PRECIPITATION WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS MOST OF WESTERN AND NORTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS. THE EXCEPTION WAS OVER
PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN NEBRASKA...INCLUDING
LINCOLN...CHASE...MCPHERSON...HAYES AND LOGAN COUNTIES WHERE 50 TO
100 PERCENT OF NORMAL PRECIPITATION FELL.

THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING DECEMBER 22ND THROUGH THE
26TH CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE
LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING DECEMBER 24TH THROUGH DECEMBER
30TH ALSO CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION.

ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST OUTLOOK FOR
JANUARY CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR JANUARY IS
FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

THE LATEST 90 DAY OUTLOOK FOR JANUARY...FEBRUARY AND MARCH CALLS FOR
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR JANUARY...FEBRUARY AND MARCH
CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

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.


.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.WEATHER.GOV/LBF

U.S. DROUGHT PORTAL HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV

ADDITIONAL RIVER AND RESERVOIR INFORMATION USGS -
HTTP://WWW.USGS.GOV/WATER CNPPID - HTTP://CNPPID.COM

US 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 ISSUED ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH. THE
NEXT ISSUANCE WILL BE JANUARY 21ST 2016.

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BUTTLER


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