Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Upton, NY

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
738 AM EDT THU SEP 29 2016

...SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS CONTINUE ACROSS SUFFOLK COUNTY AND
SOUTHEASTERN NASSAU COUNTY ON LONG ISLAND AS WELL AS SOUTHERN
CONNECTICUT...

SYNOPSIS...

A PERSISTENT WEATHER PATTERN NOT FAVORABLE FOR MUCH RAIN
THAT STARTED THIS SPRING AND SUMMER CONTINUED THROUGH THE MONTH OF
SEPTEMBER. RAINFALL DEFICITS OF TWO TO THREE INCHES CONTINUED ACROSS
SUFFOLK AND NASSAU COUNTY AND SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT FOR THE LAST 30
DAYS.

THE SEPTEMBER 20TH RELEASE OF THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWED SEVERE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS SUFFOLK COUNTY AND SOUTHEASTERN NASSAU
COUNTY AND MOST OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT.

THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS UPDATED WEEKLY WITH THE LATEST CONDITIONS
AVAILABLE ONLINE.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

THE LATEST NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT STATE DROUGHT MANAGEMENT TASK
FORCE CONTINUED SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS SUFFOLK COUNTY AND
SOUTHEASTERN NASSAU COUNTY. SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS ALSO
CONTINUE FOR MOST OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT.

SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS...

THE LATEST CROP MOISTURE INDEX ISSUED BY THE CLIMATE PREDICTION
CENTER INDICATED ABNORMALLY DRY SOIL MOISTURE ACROSS SUFFOLK COUNTY
AND SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT.

GROUNDWATER CONDITIONS...

THE USGS GROUND WATER LEVEL NETWORK SHOWS THAT NUMEROUS WELLS ACROSS
SUFFOLK COUNTY AND SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT RUNNING BELOW NORMAL TO MUCH
BELOW NORMAL. IT TYPICALLY TAKES A LONG TIME ON THE ORDER OF WEEKS
FOR GROUND WATER TABLES TO RESPOND TO RAINFALL...OR TO THE LACK OF
RAINFALL.

RIVER AND STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS...

FLOWS ON STREAMS ACROSS SUFFOLK COUNTY AND SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT ARE
MUCH BELOW NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...

THE 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK ISSUED BY THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER
VALID FROM OCTOBER 4TH THROUGH THE 8TH SHOWS TEMPERATURES ABOVE
NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION ALSO ABOVE NORMAL. THE 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
VALID FROM OCTOBER 6TH THROUGH THE 12TH SHOWS TEMPERATURES AND
PRECIPITATION ABOVE NORMAL.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED ON OCTOBER 27TH OR SOONER IF NECESSARY
IN RESPONSE TO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN CONDITIONS.

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RELATED WEB SITES...
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS MAY BE FOUND
AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESSES...

US DROUGHT MONITOR...HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM/MONITOR.HTML
NOAA DROUGHT PAGE...HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.NOAA.GOV
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC)...HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV
NORTHEAST REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...HTTP://WWW.NRCC.CORNELL.EDU
NEW YORK STATE CLIMATE OFFICE...HTTP://NYSC.EAS.CORNELL.EDU

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
175 BROOKHAVEN AVENUE
UPTON NY 11973
PHONE...631-924-0037
OKX.WEBWASTER@NOAA.GOV


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