Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
1030 AM EDT Thu Aug 3 2017

...HUNTERDON AND SOMERSET COUNTIES IN NEW JERSEY REMAIN UNDER A
DROUGHT WARNING...

...CECIL COUNTY IN MARYLAND REMAINS UNDER A DROUGHT WATCH...

SYNOPSIS:

For east-central and southeastern Pennsylvania; northwest, central
and southern New Jersey; Delaware; and the Eastern Shore of
Maryland...

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

State and Local Actions:
The National Weather Service does not declare Drought Watches or
Warnings.

In New Jersey, a drought warning remains in place for both
Hunterdon and Somerset.

Helpful conservation tips from the state of New Jersey are
available at http://njdrought.org/ideas.html

In Maryland, a drought watch remains in place for Cecil county.

Helpful conservation tips from the state of Maryland are
available at
http:mde.maryland.gov/programs/water/DroughtInformation

Soil Moisture Conditions (Ending 7/29):
Soil moisture, as measured by the Palmer Drought Severity Index,
ranged from -1.15 to -1.04 in Maryland, +0.11 to +0.98 in
Pennsylvania, -0.67 to +1.19 in Delaware, and +0.43 to +0.91 in
New Jersey.

What do the numbers mean?

-4.0 or less: Extreme Drought
-3.0 to -3.9: Severe Drought
-2.0 to -2.9: Moderate Drought
-1.9 to +1.9: Near Normal
+2.0 to +2.9: Unusual Moist Spell
+3.0 to +3.9: Very Moist
+4.0 and Above: Extremely Moist

Groundwater Conditions (Ending 8/3):
Regional groundwater levels varied widely and were running much
below normal to much above normal.

River and Streamflow Conditions (Ending 8/3):
Regional streamflow conditions varied and were running normal to
much above normal.

Delaware River Salt Line (Ending 7/24):
The salt line in the Delaware River Estuary was estimated at river
mile marker 71. The normal location for this time of year is river
mile marker 70.

Reservoirs/Water Supply (Ending 8/3):
Most reservoir pools were below normal to normal.

CLIMATE SUMMARY...

During the last 30 days (Ending 8/1), mean areal precipitation
totals were mainly between 4.0 and 8.5 inches across the entire
HSA. Departures varied between below normal and much above
normal.

During the last 60 days (Ending 8/1), mean areal precipitation
totals were mainly between 7.0 and 14.0 inches across the entire
HSA. Departures varied between below normal and much above
normal.

The following precipitation statistics (Ending 6/29) for New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland are countywide
averages.

                    Month      Last         Last
                      so      90 days     180 days     Last 365 days
                     far     Total/Dep.  Total/Dep.   Total/Dep./   %

Berks           PA    0.1   17.7   4.8   27.5   4.4   46.0   0.1    0
Bucks           PA    0.0   15.2   1.7   24.5   0.1   40.9  -7.2  -14
Carbon          PA    0.1   16.7   2.8   28.0   2.8   46.7  -4.0   -7
Chester         PA    0.0   15.0   2.2   24.7   1.0   42.3  -4.8   -9
Delaware        PA    0.0   15.9   3.4   25.6   2.4   42.3  -3.4   -6
Lehigh          PA    0.0   17.5   4.3   27.3   3.8   45.2  -1.7   -3
Monroe          PA    0.1   14.3   0.6   26.1   0.9   44.0  -7.4  -13
Montgomery      PA    0.0   15.1   2.2   23.7   0.1   39.8  -7.0  -14
Northampton     PA    0.0   16.6   3.4   27.3   3.8   44.6  -2.7   -5
Philadelphia    PA    0.0   14.0   1.0   23.2  -0.7   38.7  -8.1  -16

Burlington      NJ    0.0   14.9   2.6   24.0   0.4   40.9  -5.4  -11
Camden          NJ    0.0   14.3   1.8   23.7  -0.1   41.5  -5.1  -10
Gloucester      NJ    0.0   16.3   4.0   25.2   2.1   41.6  -3.9   -8
Hunterdon       NJ    0.0   16.2   2.4   26.5   1.5   42.7  -6.4  -12
Mercer          NJ    0.0   14.4   0.8   24.1  -0.6   40.8  -7.2  -14
Salem           NJ    0.0   17.4   5.5   26.1   3.7   44.1   0.4    1
Sussex          NJ    0.0   13.8   0.8   25.3   1.4   42.0  -5.7  -11
Warren          NJ    0.0   14.3   0.9   25.2   1.1   41.9  -6.4  -12

Atlantic        NJ    0.0   18.2   7.3   28.0   5.8   46.4   1.8    4
Cape May        NJ    0.0   18.0   7.5   26.7   5.0   48.2   4.6   11
Cumberland      NJ    0.0   18.8   7.5   27.6   5.7   45.3   1.9    4
Middlesex       NJ    0.0   16.3   3.3   27.0   2.9   44.4  -3.0   -5
Monmouth        NJ    0.1   14.6   2.3   26.6   3.1   47.8   1.1    2
Morris          NJ    0.0   13.6  -0.3   24.7  -0.8   41.8  -8.7  -16
Ocean           NJ    0.0   14.4   2.8   25.3   2.4   44.8  -0.7   -1
Somerset        NJ    0.0   15.2   1.8   25.6   1.1   42.9  -5.2  -10

Kent            DE    0.0   15.8   4.1   24.5   2.0   46.4   2.4    5
New Castle      DE    0.0   17.3   5.2   26.7   4.0   45.3   1.2    3
Sussex          DE    0.0   16.4   5.0   24.5   2.1   51.1   6.2   14

Cecil           MD    0.0   17.3   5.1   26.9   4.0   45.1   0.1    0
Caroline        MD    0.0   15.9   4.2   23.8   1.6   48.1   4.6   11
Kent            MD    0.0   15.4   3.5   23.1   0.8   42.6  -0.9   -1
Queen Annes     MD    0.0   14.4   2.6   22.3   0.1   42.7  -0.6    0
Talbot          MD    0.0   15.7   3.7   22.5  -0.1   43.0  -1.0   -1

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...

High pressure remains centered well to our east through tonight. A
cold front approaches during the day Friday, then moves across our
area Saturday morning. High pressure builds in Sunday, then a warm
front arrives during Monday. Low pressure tracks near our area
Monday, pulling a cold front across our region Monday night. The cold
front shifts south and east of our area Tuesday morning, followed by
high pressure returning for Wednesday.

The 8 to 14 day outlook calls for near normal temperatures and above
normal precipitation.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...

Soil Moisture...Normal
Groundwater...Much below normal to much above normal
Streamflow...Normal to much above normal
Delaware River Salt Line...About normal
Reservoirs/Water Supply...Below normal to normal
30 Day Rainfall...Below normal to much above normal
60 Day Rainfall...Below normal to much above normal

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

This product will be updated by September 6th.

&&

RELATED WEB SITES...

Additional information on current drought conditions may be found
at the following web addresses:

US Drought Monitor:
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu

US Drought Information System:
http://www.drought.gov

NOAA Drought Page:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/Drought
NWS Climate Prediction Center (CPC): www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov
NWS WFP Mount Holly: www.weather.gov/phi
NWS MARFC: www.weather.gov/marfc
NWS AHPS: www.weather.gov/ahps/
NIDIS Drought Page: www.drought.gov
USGS: waterwatch.usgs.gov
USACE: www.usace.army.mil
NJ DEP: njdrought.org
PA DEP:
www.dep.pa.gov/business/water/planningconservation/drought/
MD DEP:
mde.maryland.gov/programs/water/DroughtInformation
DE DNREC: dgs.udel.edu/projects/drought-conditions-indicators-
delaware

ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...

National Weather Service:
http://water.weather.gov

US Geological Survey:
http://water.usgs.gov

US Army Corps of Engineers:
http://www.usace.army.mil

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...

The Drought Monitor is a multi-agency effort involving the
National Weather Service and National Centers for Environmental
Information, the USDA, state and regional center climatologists
and the
National Drought Mitigation Center. Information for this
statement has
been gathered from NWS and FAA observation sites, state
cooperative
extension services, the USDA, USACE and USGS.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

If you have questions or comments about this Drought Information
Statement, please contact:

National Weather Service
732 Woodlane Rd
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Phone...609-261-6615
wfophi.webmaster@noaa.gov

$$

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