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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
300 PM EDT FRI NOV 04 2016

...CORRECTED LIST OF COUNTIES INCLUDED IN DROUGHT WATCH...

...AS DEFINED BY THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...MANY COUNTIES IN CENTRAL
PENNSYLVANIA HAVE BEEN DEFINED AS D0 (ABNORMALLY DRY) OR D1
(MODERATE DROUGHT).  THERE ARE NO MORE COUNTIES IN CENTRAL
PENNSYLVANIA DEFINED AS HAVING D2 (SEVERE DROUGHT) CONDITIONS...

...THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA HAS ENDED THE DROUGHT WATCH FOR THE
FOLLOWING COUNTIES:
BLAIR...CAMERON...CLEARFIELD...ELK...LYCOMING...MCKEAN...TIOGA.

...THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA HAS ENDED THE DROUGHT WARNING FOR
POTTER COUNTY...

...THE DROUGHT WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING CENTRAL
PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES: ADAMS... BEDFORD... CENTRE... CLINTON...
CUMBERLAND... DAUPHIN... FRANKLIN... FULTON... HUNTINGDON...
JUNIATA... LANCASTER... LEBANON... MIFFLIN... NORTHUMBERLAND...
PERRY... SCHUYLKILL... SNYDER... SULLIVAN... UNION... AND YORK

SYNOPSIS...

RECENT RAINFALL OVER THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN HALF OF CENTRAL
PENNSYLVANIA HAS IMPROVED CONDITIONS.  ELSEWHERE PRECIPITATION
HAS BEEN AT OR BELOW AVERAGE WITH LONG TERM PRECIPITATION DEFICITS
CONTINUING.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

STATE AND LOCAL ACTIONS: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOES NOT
DECLARE DROUGHT WATCHES OR WARNINGS.

A DROUGHT WATCH CONTINUES FOR 16 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.
THE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE LISTED EARLIER IN THIS RELEASE.

WHEN THE PENNSYLVANIA DEP ISSUES A DROUGHT WATCH A VOLUNTARY 5
PERCENT REDUCTION IN NON-ESSENTIAL WATER USE IS REQUESTED.  IN
POTTER COUNTY WHERE A DROUGHT WARNING WAS ISSUED...CITIZENS ARE
ENCOURAGED TO VOLUNTARILY REDUCE THEIR WATER USAGE BETWEEN 10 AND
15 PERCENT.

ADDITIONALLY A NUMBER OF PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS IN THE REGION HAVE
ALREADY INSTITUTED VOLUNTARY AND MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS IN AN
EFFORT TO PRESERVE THEIR DRINKING WATER SUPPLIES.

THE PENNSYLVANIA DEP RECOMMENDS THE FOLLOWING WAYS TO REDUCE WATER
USE:

...RUN WATER ONLY WHEN NECESSARY.  AVOID RUNNING THE FAUCET WHILE
BRUSHING YOUR TEETH OR SHAVING OR RUNNING THE SHOWER FOR SEVERAL
MINUTES BEFORE USE.

...CHECK FOR HOUSEHOLD LEAKS. A LEAKING TOILET CAN WASTE UP TO 200
GALLONS OF WATER EACH DAY.

...RUN DISHWASHERS AND WASHING MACHINES WITH FULL LOADS.

...REPLACE OLDER APPLIANCES WITH HIGH-EFFICIENCY FRONT LOADING
MODELS THAT USE ABOUT 30 PERCENT LESS WATER AND 40 TO 50 PERCENT
LESS ENERGY.

...INSTALL LOW-FLOW PLUMBING FIXTURES AND AERATORS ON FAUCETS.

MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE PA DEP WEBSITE:
HTTP://WWW.DEP.PA.GOV/DROUGHT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/.

CLIMATE SUMMARY...

THE FOLLOWING PRECIPITATION STATISTICS (ENDING 10/4) ARE FOR CENTRAL
PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES SERVICED BY THE STATE COLLEGE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE.

                     MONTH     LAST         LAST
                       SO     90 DAYS     180 DAYS     LAST 365 DAYS
                      FAR   TOTAL/DEP.   TOTAL/DEP.   TOTAL/DEP./   %


ADAMS           PA    0.0    9.3  -1.8   18.5  -4.0   40.8  -2.3   -4
BEDFORD         PA    0.1    8.4  -1.2   18.1  -2.6   33.4  -5.8  -14
BLAIR           PA    0.1   10.4  -0.2   18.7  -3.2   34.8  -6.6  -15
CAMBRIA         PA    0.1   15.2   4.5   26.0   2.8   42.7  -1.9   -3
CAMERON         PA    0.1   14.9   3.2   21.6  -3.0   41.7  -2.6   -5
CENTRE          PA    0.1   13.9   2.8   20.8  -2.1   38.0  -4.2   -9
CLEARFIELD      PA    0.1   15.8   4.7   24.4   0.4   43.0  -0.6    0
CLINTON         PA    0.1   13.9   2.4   20.5  -3.3   37.3  -5.3  -11
COLUMBIA        PA    0.1    9.8  -2.3   20.0  -4.5   38.7  -5.3  -11
CUMBERLAND      PA    0.0    8.3  -2.5   17.1  -5.1   38.8  -3.4   -7
DAUPHIN         PA    0.0    8.4  -3.6   19.4  -4.8   40.4  -4.8  -10
ELK             PA    0.1   17.3   5.9   24.7   0.2   43.7  -1.1   -1
FRANKLIN        PA    0.0    6.9  -3.5   17.1  -4.6   37.2  -4.2   -9
FULTON          PA    0.0    8.0  -1.9   18.8  -2.3   37.3  -2.7   -6
HUNTINGDON      PA    0.1    9.7  -0.5   16.9  -4.3   32.7  -7.3  -17
JUNIATA         PA    0.1    7.5  -3.9   15.1  -8.0   33.6  -9.2  -20
LANCASTER       PA    0.0    8.0  -3.6   19.3  -4.3   40.2  -3.7   -7
LEBANON         PA    0.0    9.4  -2.2   19.9  -4.1   41.5  -3.5   -7
LYCOMING        PA    0.0   12.9   1.4   20.3  -3.5   37.6  -5.3  -11
MCKEAN          PA    0.3   20.6   8.8   30.1   4.7   49.4   3.5    8
MIFFLIN         PA    0.1    8.3  -2.5   14.7  -7.6   31.9  -9.8  -22
MONTOUR         PA    0.1    8.9  -2.6   17.7  -5.5   35.0  -7.5  -17
NORTHUMBERLAND  PA    0.1    7.6  -4.1   17.0  -6.7   36.1  -7.5  -16
PERRY           PA    0.0    7.6  -3.7   16.0  -7.0   36.0  -7.2  -16
POTTER          PA    0.2   15.2   4.0   21.3  -2.5   41.1  -1.0   -1
SCHUYLKILL      PA    0.1   10.0  -2.9   21.9  -4.4   43.6  -4.9   -9
SNYDER          PA    0.1    7.9  -4.4   16.1  -8.4   34.7 -10.1  -22
SOMERSET        PA    0.1   12.3   2.1   25.4   2.7   41.6  -2.8   -5
SULLIVAN        PA    0.0   14.0   1.3   21.2  -4.0   40.7  -4.6   -9
TIOGA           PA    0.1   12.5   2.3   18.5  -3.3   35.4  -2.8   -6
UNION           PA    0.1    9.2  -3.1   18.0  -6.8   36.5  -8.7  -18
WARREN          PA    0.3   21.7   9.8   33.0   7.5   51.0   5.2   11
YORK            PA    0.0    7.9  -3.3   18.3  -4.4   40.3  -2.8   -6

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...

A DRY AND WARM STRETCH OF WEATHER IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT WEEK TO
TEN DAYS WITH LITTLE PRECIPITATION EXPECTED.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...

STREAMFLOWS HAVE FALLEN RECENTLY AFTER SOME SIGNIFICANT RISES AT THE
END OF OCTOBER.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED BEFORE THE END OF NOVEMBER.

RELATED WEB SITES...

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS MAY BE FOUND AT
THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESSES /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/...

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...HTTP://WWW.DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU CLIMATE
PREDICTION CENTER (CPC)...HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV
NWS WFO STATE COLLEGE...HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CTP/
MIDDLE ATLANTIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER...HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MARFC
NWS AHPS...HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/
NIDIS DROUGHT PAGE...HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV
USGS PA DROUGHT PAGE...HTTP://PA.WATER.USGS.GOV/DROUGHT
USACE...HTTP://WWW.USACE.ARMY.MIL/
PA DEP DROUGHT PAGE...HTTP://WWW.DEP.PA.GOV/DROUGHT

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...

THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING NOAA`S
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER, 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 ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT
INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE, PA
328 INNOVATION BLVD STE 330
STATE COLLEGE, PA 16803
PHONE...814-231-2408
EMAIL...CTPWEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV (LOWER-CASE)

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