Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
929 AM CST FRI DEC 23 2016

...RAINS BRING RELIEF TO THE REGION...

SYNOPSIS...

SEVERE DROUGHT /D2/ HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM ALL OF KENTUCKY.

MODERATE DROUGHT /D1/ CONTINUES ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
AND SOUTHERN COUNTIES IN KENTUCKY AS WELL AS PATCHES IN INDIANA.
ABNORMALLY DRY /D0/ CONDITIONS CONTINUE ELSEWHERE. CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE.


SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS.
TOP SOIL INDICES HAVE IMPROVED WITH RECENT RAINS WHILE SUBSOIL
CONDITIONS REMAIN DRY.

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS.
WATER LEVELS IN LIVESTOCK PONDS HAVE SHOWN IMPROVEMENT.

FIRE DANGER IMPACTS.
THERE ARE NO BURN BANS IN EFFECT.


CLIMATE SUMMARY...

AT PADUCAH, KENTUCKY, 3.34 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN SINCE
DECEMBER 1. THIS IS 0.38 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. 50.21 INCHES OF
RAIN HAS FALLEN SINCE JANUARY 1. THIS IS 2.38 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL
FOR THE YEAR.

AT EVANSVILLE, INDIANA, 2.74 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN SINCE
DECEMBER 1. THIS IS 0.50 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. 47.90 INCHES OF
RAIN HAS FALLEN SINCE JANUARY 1. THIS IS 3.61 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL.


PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...
NUMEROUS FRONTS WILL MAKE THERE WAY ACROSS THE REGION DURING THE
NEXT WEEK. RAIN AMOUNTS MAY BE ON THE HIGH SIDE RANGING FROM 2 TO
4 INCHES.

THE 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK, FOR DECEMBER 30 THROUGH JANUARY 5, CALLS
FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL CHANCES OF
PRECIPITATION. NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ARE MIDDLE 30S AND
NORMAL PRECIPITATION DURING THIS TIME PERIOD IS AROUND EIGHT-
TENTHS OF AN INCH.


HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...
AS OF DECEMBER 9, STREAMFLOWS ACROSS THE REGION ARE NEAR NORMAL.


NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
THIS WILL BE THE LAST DROUGHT STATEMENT FOR THIS EVENT.


RELATED WEB SITES...
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS MAY BE FOUND
AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESSES /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

LOCAL WEATHER, WATER AND CLIMATE INFORMATION...
   HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/PADUCAH
U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...
   HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU
U.S. DROUGHT PORTAL...
   HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV
MIDWESTERN REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...
   HTTP://MRCC.SWS.UIUC.EDU
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...
   HTTP://WWW.CPC.NOAA.GOV
USDA NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE...
   HTTP://WWW.NASS.USDA.GOV
USGS STREAMFLOW INFORMATION...
   HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE (AHPS)...
   HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/AHPS/INDEX.PHP?WFO=PAH


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...
THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION...
THE USDA...STATE AND REGIONAL CENTER CLIMATOLOGISTS AND THE NATIONAL
WEATHER DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER. INFORMATION FOR THIS STATEMENT
HAS BEEN GATHERED FROM THE NWS AND FAA OBSERVATION SITES...COOPERATIVE
NETWORK STATIONS...THE USGS...AND THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT
INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
8250 KENTUCKY HIGHWAY 3520
WEST PADUCAH, KY 42086
PHONE: 270-744-6440
W-PAH.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV

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