Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Upton, NY

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
1050 AM EDT THU AUG 18 2016

...MODERATE TO SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS CONTINUE ACROSS
SUFFOLK COUNTY ON LONG ISLAND...

SYNOPSIS...
A PERSISTENT WEATHER PATTERN NOT FAVORABLE FOR MUCH RAIN
THIS SPRING AND SUMMER, HAS LED TO RAINFALL DEFICITS OF UP TO FOUR
INCHES DURING THE MONTH OF JULY ACROSS PARTS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY AND
SO FAR FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST RAINFALL DEFICITS ARE AROUND 2
INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

THE AUGUST 16TH RELEASE OF THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR CONTINUED SEVERE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS FOR PARTS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY AND MODERATE DROUGHT
FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE COUNTY. THE LAST TIME SUFFOLK COUNTY
EXPERIENCED SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS WAS BACK IN APRIL 2012.

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

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

THE LATEST NEW YORK STATE DROUGHT MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE HAVE PLACED
PARTS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY UNDER A DROUGHT WATCH FOR SEVERE DROUGHT
CONDITIONS.

FOR THE LATEST DROUGHT CONDITIONS AS DETERMINED BY THE TASK
FORCE...PLEASE VISIT:

HTTP://WWW.DEC.NY.GOV/LANDS/5017.HTML

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

GROUNDWATER CONDITIONS...
THE USGS GROUND WATER LEVEL NETWORK SHOWS THAT NUMEROUS WELLS ACROSS
SUFFOLK COUNTY ARE 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 ARE MUCH BELOW NORMAL.

CLIMATE SUMMARY...

PRECIPITATION DEPARTURE IN INCHES FOR THE PAST 5 MONTHS ACROSS
SUFFOLK COUNTY.

                MARCH      APRIL      MAY      JUNE      JULY
LOCATION
ISP AIRPORT    -1.72       -1.95      -0.17    -3.14     -0.21
UPTON, NY      -3.38       -2.70      -3.35    -1.19     -3.19
RIVERHEAD, NY  -3.42       -2.74      -3.66    -1.23     -2.89
MATTITUCK, NY  -2.94       -3.47      -3.10    -1.24     -2.38

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...
THE 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK ISSUED BY THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER
VALID FROM AUGUST 23RD THROUGH THE 27TH SHOWS TEMPERATURES ABOVE
NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION NORMAL. THE 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK VALID FROM
AUGUST 25TH THROUGH THE 31ST SHOWS TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BE ABOVE
NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION TO BE NORMAL.


NEXT ISSUANCE DATE... THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 1ST
OR SOONER IF NECESSARY IN RESPONSE TO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN
CONDITIONS.

&&

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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