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

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
255 PM EDT THU JUL 21 2016

...SEVERE DROUGHT /D2/ AND EXTREME DROUGHT /D3/ CONDITIONS
   PERSIST...

SYNOPSIS...
ACCORDING TO THE DROUGHT MONITOR VALID ON JULY 19, 2016...
EXTREME DROUGHT /D3/ CONDITIONS REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS SOUTHERN
PORTIONS OF MARION AND HAMILTON COUNTIES IN EAST TENNESSEE...
INCLUDING THE CHATTANOOGA AREA.

SEVERE DROUGHT /D2/ CONDITIONS REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS MARION...
HAMILTON...BRADLEY...POLK...SEQUATCHIE...BLEDSOE...RHEA...MEIGS...
MCMINN...AND MONROE COUNTIES IN EAST TENNESSEE...AS WELL AS ACROSS
CHEROKEE AND CLAY COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA.

SPOTTY SHOWERS DURING THE PAST WEEK ACROSS SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF
EAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROUGHT SOME
RELIEF TO SOME LOCATIONS. HOWEVER...MOST LOCATIONS WITHIN THE
SEVERE AND EXTREME DROUGHT AREAS ONCE AGAIN EXPERIENCED
BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL AND ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES OVER THE
PAST SEVEN DAYS.

THEREFORE...NO SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE HAS BEEN MADE TO THE DROUGHT
MONITOR FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK. UNFORTUNATELY...HOTTER
THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT
SEVEN DAYS BENEATH A STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE.

THE NEXT DROUGHT STATEMENT IS EXPECTED NEXT WEEK.

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RELATED WEB SITES...
/USE LOWER CASE/

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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