Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
820 PM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

...RECENT RAINFALL HAS ENDED DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

.SYNOPSIS...

DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE ENDED ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA. ACCORDING TO THE US DROUGHT MONITOR...THE LAST TIME NO
DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE OCCURRING ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA...WAS MID MAY 2012. AFTER MID MAY 2012...HISTORIC DROUGHT
CONDITIONS SET IN ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THIS
DROUGHT PERSISTED THROUGH THE END OF AUGUST 2014.

.PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...

THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK...COVERING THE PERIOD FROM SEPTEMBER
24TH THROUGH THE 28TH CALLS FOR ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ACROSS
ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THERE ARE BETTER CHANCES
FOR ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION ACROSS ALL BUT FAR NORTHERN
NEBRASKA...WHERE HIGHER CHANCES FOR AVERAGE PRECIPITATION IS
EXPECTED.

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK...COVERING SEPTEMBER 26TH THROUGH
OCTOBER 2ND...CALLS FOR HIGHER CHANCES FOR ABOVE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

THE LATEST ONE MONTH OUTLOOK FOR OCTOBER CALLS FOR HIGHER CHANCES
FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA...WITH
EQUAL CHANCES FOR BELOW...AVERAGE AND ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
ACROSS THE REST OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. FOR
PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER...THERE IS EQUAL CHANCES
FOR BELOW...AVERAGE AND ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION ACROSS ALL OF
WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

THE 3 MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK FOR OCTOBER...NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
FOR WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA CALLS FOR SLIGHTLY BETTER
CHANCES FOR ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES NEAR THE NEBRASKA/SOUTH
DAKOTA BORDER. ELSEWHERE EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW AND NEAR
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST. THE 3 MONTH OUTLOOK FOR
PRECIPITATION CALLS FOR SLIGHTLY BETTER CHANCES FOR ABOVE AVERAGE
PRECIPITATION ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA FOR
THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER...NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.


.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. THE NEXT ISSUANCE WILL BE OCTOBER 15 2014.


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MASEK/BUTTLER





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