Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
906 PM CDT THU MAY 19 2016 /806 PM MDT THU MAY 19 2016/

...THE WET SPRING CONTINUES TO KEEP DROUGHT CONDITIONS ABSENT
ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS...THE WET PATTERN CONTINUED WITH PRECIPITATION
GENERALLY ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS THE REGION. THE AMPLE PRECIPITATION
HAS RESULTED IN KEEPING DROUGHT CONDITIONS FROM DEVELOPING ACROSS
THE REGION. TEMPERATURES OVER THE PAST MONTH HAVE GENERALLY BEEN
BELOW NORMAL.

THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING MAY 25TH THROUGH MAY
29TH...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS
FORECAST FOR THE SAME TIME PERIOD.

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING MAY 27TH THROUGH JUNE 2ND
CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST OUTLOOK
FOR JUNE...HAS FAVORS HIGHER CHANCES FOR BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE
PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR MAY FAVORS HIGHER CHANCES FOR ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

THE LATEST 3 MONTH OUTLOOK FOR JUNE...JULY AND AUGUST...CALLS FOR
EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR
ALL WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK
FOR THE PERIOD CALLS FOR HIGH CHANCES FOR ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL.

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 JUNE 16TH 2016.

$$

MASEK


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