Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
816 AM CDT THU MAR 17 2016

...NO CHANGE TO THE ABSENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS...MEAN TEMPERATURES ACROSS WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA WERE GENERALLY WELL ABOVE NORMAL.
PRECIPITATION OVER THE LAST 30 DAYS WAS GENERALLY WELL BELOW
NORMAL...HOWEVER OVER THE PAST 3 MONTHS PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE
AREA HAS TOTALED 100 TO 300 PERCENT OF NORMAL.

THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING MARCH 22TH THROUGH
MARCH 26TH...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS ALL OF
WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS
FORECAST FOR THE SAME TIME PERIOD.

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING MARCH 24TH THROUGH MARCH
30TH CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST OUTLOOK
FOR APRIL...HAS HIGHER CHANCES FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR
THE EASTERN PANHANDLE OF NEBRASKA. ELSEWHERE...THE FORECAST IS
FOR EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES.
THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR APRIL IS FOR HIGHER CHANCES FOR
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION ACROSS AREAS ALONG AND SOUTHWEST OF A
RUSHVILLE IN SHERIDAN COUNTY TO BURWELL IN GARFIELD COUNTY LINE.
NORTHEAST OF THIS LINE IS EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR
NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

THE LATEST 3 MONTH OUTLOOK FOR APRIL...MAY AND JUNE...CALLS FOR
EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE
PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE PERIOD CALLS FOR HIGH CHANCES FOR
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION WEST OF A HYANNIS TO BROKEN BOW LINE.
EAST OF THIS LINE...THE FORECAST IS FOR 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.


.QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS INFORMATION
PLEASE CONTACT:

CHRIS BUTTLER OR MATT MASEK...CLIMATE SERVICE FOCAL POINTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
CHRISTOPHER.BUTTLER@NOAA.GOV OR MATTHEW.MASEK@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 APRIL 21ST 2016.

$$

MASEK


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