Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
757 PM CDT THU OCT 19 2017

...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND THE SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE...

PRECIPITATION OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL. MOST LOCATIONS HAD SEEN 200 TO 300
PERCENT OF NORMAL PRECIPITATION SINCE THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER. THE
EXCEPTION WAS OVER THE NORTHEASTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE WHERE
PRECIPITATION WAS 100 TO 200 PERCENT OF NORMAL FOR THE PAST 30 DAYS.

AS OF OCTOBER 19TH ACCORDING TO THE US DROUGHT MONITOR...ABNORMALLY
DRY CONDITIONS WERE OCCURRING ACROSS NORTHERN CHERRY...WESTERN KEYA
PAHA...SOUTHWESTERN GARDEN AND WESTERN DEUEL COUNTIES.

THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING OCTOBER 25TH THROUGH OCTOBER
29TH...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE OUTLOOK FOR PRECIPITATION IS BELOW
NORMAL FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING OCTOBER 27TH THROUGH
NOVEMBER 2ND CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF WESTERN
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE SAME
PERIOD IS FOR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA.

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

THE LATEST 3 MONTH OUTLOOK FOR NOVEMBER...DECEMBER AND JANUARY...
CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE SAME PERIOD 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...CLIMATE SERVICE FOCAL POINTS 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 NOVEMBER 16TH 2017.

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BUTTLER



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