Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
216 PM CST Fri Nov 24 2017 /116 PM MST Fri Nov 24 2017/

...DROUGHT CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO LINGER FOR CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...

SYNOPSIS...

Drought categories have generally held steady over the past month as
conditions have been mostly dry, but are being offset by lessening
impacts due to colder temperatures and the end of the growing season.

D2 (Severe) drought counties: Western Corson

D1 (Moderate) drought counties: Eastern Corson, Dewey, Stanley,
Jones, northwestern Lyman, western Hughes, Sully, Potter, western
Walworth, Campbell, western Edmunds.

D0 (Abnormally Dry) counties: Eastern Walworth, eastern Hughes,
Lyman, Buffalo, Hyde, Hand, Faulk, eastern Edmunds, McPherson, Brown,
Spink, western Day, southwestern Marshall.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

STATE AND LOCAL ACTIONS:
None known.

SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS:
The November 20th release of the South Dakota Crop Progress and
Condition report indicates topsoil moisture is rated 41 percent short
or very short. This is 6 percent higher than a month ago. Subsoil
moisture is rated 51 percent short or very short. This is 2 percent
higher than a month ago.

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS:
The latest Crop Progress and Condition report rated winter wheat at
43 percent poor or very poor. Pasture and range condition was rated
at 52 percent poor or very poor. Stock water supplies was rated 48
percent short or very short.

RIVER AND STREAM FLOW CONDITIONS:
As of November 23rd, 7-day Average Streamflow was normal to above
normal across northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota.
Rivers were not ranked across central South Dakota at the time of
this report.

FIRE DANGER IMPACTS:
Periods of high to very high fire danger continue across the area
whenever strong winds combine with low humidity.

CLIMATE SUMMARY...

Precipitation has been below normal across the area from late October
through November. Deficits are running 25 to 75 percent of normal
across the region over the past 30 days. After a cold start to
November with widespread below normal temperatures, a pattern change
has brought a stretch of above normal temperatures, with several mild
days in the 50s and 60s.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...

The 8 to 14 day outlook issued on November 23rd from the Climate
Prediction Center calls for above normal temperatures and above
normal precipitation. The latest one-month outlook calls for equal
chances for above or below normal temperatures, along with an
increased likelihood for above normal precipitation. The latest
three-month outlook calls for increased probabilities for below
normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...

The latest Probabilistic Hydrologic Outlook from the National Weather
Service in Aberdeen shows very low chances for any of the rivers
across the County Warning area reaching flood stage in the next 90
days.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

This product will be updated around December 24th 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://droughtmonitor.unl.edu
National Integrated Drought Information System...http://www.drought.gov
NOAA Drought Page...http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/Drought
High Plains Regional Climate Center...https://hprcc.unl.edu
Local Weather Information...http://www.weather.gov/abr
USDA Crop Information...http://www.nass.usda.gov/index.asp
South Dakota State Climate Office...https://climate.sdstate.edu
SDSU Extension...http://igrow.org
Drought Impact Reporter...http://droughtreporter.unl.edu/map

ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...

National Weather Service...http://water.weather.gov
US Geological Survey...https://www.usgs.gov/water
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
Travis Tarver
824 Brown County 14S
Aberdeen SD 57401
Phone...605-225-0519
travis.tarver@noaa.gov

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