Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Morristown TN
310 PM EDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...Severe Drought /D2/ Conditions Limited to Clay County NC...

Synopsis...The latest U.S. Drought Monitor valid April 25th
shows the Severe Drought /D2/ impacted area diminished across
our forecast area once again, and now only includes Clay County
in southwestern North Carolina.

The past seven days witnessed widespread rainfall across the
region, with Clay County receiving the least amount, although
1.5 to 2 inches of rain were reported even there. Soil moisture
and streamflows are recovering well.

More rainfall is expected during the next seven days.

The next Drought Statement is expected next week.

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Related web sites...

For more drought information...visit our website at
http://www.weather.gov/morristown

For information about Tennessee Drought...visit
www.tn.gov/environment/topic/wr-drought-planning

For information from the Tennessee Division of Forestry...visit
www.tn.gov/agriculture/topic/ag-eac-forestry

Radar estimated precipitation amounts can be obtained from...
http://water.weather.gov/precip

Streamflows are obtained from the USGS at...
http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/index.php

Lake levels for the Tennessee River lakes can be obtained from
http://www.tva.gov/environment/lake-levels

Acknowledgements...

Some data used in this statement were provided by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture...the U.S. Geological Survey...the
Tennessee Valley Authority...and the state of Tennessee.

Questions or comments...

For questions or comments on the drought...contact:
National Weather Service Morristown
5974 Commerce Blvd
Morristown TN 37814
Phone: 423-586-3771
sr-mrx.webmaster@noaa.gov

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