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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...WEST GULF RFC...FORT WORTH TX
1035 AM CST TUE DEC 12 2017

                VALID DECEMBER 12 THROUGH DECEMBER 17

  ...DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL
DAYS...

                   ...METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION...
A warming trend can be expected this work week across the WGRFC
area as temperatures continue to rebound to near and above average.
With high pressure dominating the weather,no significant rainfall
or flooding is expected the next 5 days.

The next chance of any precipitation is possible later this weekend.

                    ...PRECIPITATION FORECAST...
For Today into Wednesday morning, no significant Mean Areal
Precipitation (MAP) amounts are forecast for the WGRFC area.

For Wednesday into Thursday morning, no significant MAP amounts are
forecast for the WGRFC area.

For Thursday into Friday morning, no significant MAP amounts are
forecast for the WGRFC area.

For Friday into Sunday morning, MAP amounts of 0.25 inch or less are
forecast for portions of East Texas.

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor for Texas shows the area considered
to be abnormally dry is around 72%, with around 37% of the state
experiencing moderate drought and 11% in severe drought.  In New
Mexico, 53% of the state is having abnormally dry conditions, with
16% in moderate drought conditions (over the far western portions).
With the dry weather this fall, a large portion of the WGRFC
forecast area is experiencing some type of abnormally dry or drought
condition.

                     ...HYDROLOGIC DISCUSSION...
...WGRFC Basins...
All rivers across the WGRFC area are at or below normal flows and
are expected to remain below criteria levels for the next 5 days


              ...SUPPLEMENTARY GRAPHICAL INFORMATION...
The following URLs (all lower case) provide additional graphical
information on current and forecast hydrologic conditions, past and
future precipitation, and drought and climate forecasts.  This
information is provided by a variety of National Weather Service,
NOAA, and private sector entities.

For specific information on river conditions, refer to the AHPS
pages from the local NWS offices at:
http://water.weather.gov/ahps/

The Flood Potential Outlook can be viewed on our webpage at:
http://www.weather.gov/wgrfc/wgrfcfop

The West Gulf River Forecast Center is now on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/NWSWestGulf

National Precipitation Analysis:
http://water.weather.gov/precip/

The forecast rainfall amounts (QPF) can be viewed on our webpage at:
http://www.weather.gov/wgrfc/wgrfcqpfpage

The US Drought Assessment:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/Drought

The latest on Reservoir Information for Texas:
http://www.waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/statewide

MCCANTS


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