Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Mobile, AL

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AXUS74 KMOB 052234
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ALZ051>060-261>266-FLZ201>206-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-071200-

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
434 PM CST THU JAN 5 2017

...RECENT HEAVY RAINS HAVE ENDED THE DROUGHT OVER MOST OF THE LOCAL
AREA...

SYNOPSIS...THE LATEST U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR INDICATES A SUBSTANTIAL
IMPROVEMENT IN DROUGHT CONDITIONS...SHOWING NO DROUGHT OVER MUCH OF
THE AREA OVER THE PAST WEEK. THE EXCEPTION BEING THE FAR NORTHERN
ZONES...ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM BUTLER TO LUVERNE ALABAMA
WHERE ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS ARE IN PLACE. THIS IS ALSO A
CONSIDERABLE IMPROVEMENT THAN PAST WEEKS... WHERE SEVERE TO EXTREME
DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE IN PLACE THERE.

THE DROUGHT MONITOR CLASSIFIES DROUGHT WITHIN ONE OF THESE FIVE CATEGORIES:

D0...ABNORMALLY DRY
D1...MODERATE DROUGHT
D2...SEVERE DROUGHT
D3...EXTREME DROUGHT
D4...EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT

CLIMATE SUMMARY...

HERE IS A LIST OF PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS (INCHES) FOR SOUTHEAST
MISSISSIPPI...SOUTHWEST ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA OVER THE PAST
WEEK...SINCE FRIDAY DECEMBER 30TH.

STATION          OBSERVED

MOBILE AL         9.56
CRESTVIEW FL      9.29
LEAKESVILLE MS    8.51
PINE APPLE AL     8.48
PENSACOLA FL      8.41
EVERGREEN AL      6.96

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF NORMAL PRECIPITATION EXPECTED (INCHES)
AND DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL FOR DECEMBER

STATION          OBSERVED       NORMAL      DEPARTURE

MOBILE AL        8.33          5.06         +3.56
PENSACOLA FL     9.62          4.55         +5.07
LEAKESVILLE MS   7.85          5.40         +2.45
CRESTVIEW FL     10.01         4.30         +5.71
EVERGREEN AL     5.02          5.06         -0.04
PINE APPLE AL    5.04          5.02         +0.02

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF NORMAL PRECIPITATION EXPECTED (INCHES)
AND DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL FOR 2016

STATION          OBSERVED       NORMAL      DEPARTURE

MOBILE AL        62.59          66.15       -3.56
PENSACOLA FL     64.62          65.27       -0.65
LEAKESVILLE MS   51.52          63.41       -11.89
CRESTVIEW FL     57.21          62.91       -5.70
EVERGREEN AL     51.19          59.16       -7.97
PINE APPLE AL    49.96          56.12       -6.16

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS...

NONE.

FIRE DANGER IMPACTS...

NONE.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...

MOST AREA RIVERS ARE NOW SHOWING STAGES AVERAGING 11 TO 14 FT.

SOCIETAL IMPACTS...

NONE.

PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK...A PASSING FRONTAL WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE OVER
THE NORTHERN GULF BRINGS NEXT ROUND OF RAINS TO THE CENTRAL GULF
COAST FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. ADDITIONAL STORM TOTAL RAINFALL
AMOUNTS LOOK TO RANGE FROM A HALF TO ONE INCH...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

UPDATE STATEMENT...SINCE DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE IMPROVED...THIS WILL
BE THE FINAL STATEMENT ISSUANCE.

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