Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Quad Cities, IA IL

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
122 PM CDT Fri Oct 13 2017

...Drought Conditions Worsen Slightly in Southeast Iowa...

SYNOPSIS...
Temperatures during the last week averaged 3-6 degrees warmer than
normal across eastern Iowa, northwest Illinois and northeast
Missouri, continuing the warm trend for the month. Welcome rainfall
tallied between 1 and 2 inches at most locations, also continuing
the wetter than normal trend for the month

While rainfall helped stabilized drought conditions in most areas,
the rain was not sufficient to ward off worsening conditions across
parts of southeast Iowa.

LOCAL AREA AFFECTED...
Within our service area, moderate drought (D1) covered significant
parts of east-central and southeast Iowa and a small part of west-
central Illinois. Elsewhere conditions were rated D0 or abnormally
dry, technically not drought.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTIONS.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Service drought page:
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/topic/dealing-drought-2017

SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS.
USDA soil moisture reports across eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois
generally ran about 70-80% short or very short.

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS.
Corn and soybean harvest continues in both Iowa and Illinois.
Pasture conditions improved slightly.

RIVER AND STREAM FLOW CONDITIONS.
Streamflows in the area are generally running near normal in response
to recent rains. Typically though, this is the time of year when
streamflows are the lowest.

GROUND WATER IMPACTS.
From the Iowa DNR...shallow groundwater in the Skunk and lower Des
Moines River watersheds are in moderate drought conditions while east
central Iowa is in slight drought conditions.

FIRE DANGER IMPACTS.
There are no burn bans in effect in our service area.

CLIMATE SUMMARY...
Fairfield Iowa (representative of the drought area)
Since Jan 1 through today - actual precipitation is 24.14, normal is
31.94.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...
WEEK 1: Several opportunities for rain are forecast in the next
week. Amounts in that timeframe could potentially exceed 1-2 inches
in most areas.

WEEK 2: Odds favor above normal temperatures and rainfall for
October 20-26.

The outlook for November-December-January favors near to above
normal temperatures, with no indication either way of drier or wetter
than normal conditions.

HYDROLOGICAL OUTLOOK...
River levels should remain generally steady or rise slightly in
response to upcoming rainfall.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
Beginning with the next issuance, drought statements will be
published biweekly since ag impacts are decreasing with corn and
soybean harvest well underway.

Thursday October 26 2017

RELATED WEBSITES...

LOCAL WEATHER...CLIMATE AND WATER INFORMATION...
http://www.weather.gov/quadcities

ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...
US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY...
http://water.usgs.gov/
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS...
http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/

US DROUGHT MONITOR...
http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html

CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

NIDIS...
http://www.drought.gov

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...

The Drought Monitor is a multi-agency effort involving NOAA`s
National Weather Service and National Climatic Data Center, 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 and the US Army Corps of Engineers and USGS.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

If you have questions or comments about this Drought Information
Statement, please contact...

National Weather Service
9040 Harrison Street
Davenport Iowa 52806
Phone: 563-386-3976
E-Mail:w-dvn.webmaster@noaa.gov

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