Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Goodland KS
425 AM MDT Tue Jun 1 2021 /525 AM CDT Tue Jun 1 2021/

...Significant Change To Drought In May...



Significant reduction in drought status occurred during the month
of May across portions of the High Plains. Multiple rounds of
beneficial rainfall and severe thunderstorms occurred throughout
the month. As a result this resulted in removal of D1 status to
Northwest Kansas, Northeast Colorado and Southwest Nebraska.
Precipitation amounts for the area were generally near to above
normal with McCook, Nebraska being 2.16 inches above normal, Hill
City Kansas being 2.96 inches above normal and Goodland, Kansas at
0.71 inches above normal. All counties are at D0 or no drought,
with the D0 counties seeing impacts of decreased production of
hay, dry rangelands and earlier starts for irrigation.

The latest drought monitor was issued on May 27th, 2021

Drought intensity is rated on a scale from D0 (abnormally dry) to
D4 (exceptional).

EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT (D4) was occurring in the following counties:

EXTREME DROUGHT (D3) was occurring in the following counties:


SEVERE DROUGHT (D2) was occurring in the following counties:


MODERATE DROUGHT (D1) was occurring in the following counties:


ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) was occurring in the following counties:

In northeast Colorado: Kit Carson,Cheyenne.

In northwest Kansas: Greeley,Wallace,Sherman.


The fire danger is currently low due to the greenup of vegetation
in the area and the current abundance of precipitation throughout
the past month.


Agricultural impacts appear to be spotty across the area. The
latest Kansas Crop Progress and Condition report issued by the
USDA shows topsoil and subsoil moisture to be around 74 percent
adequate, while 20 percent was rated short to very short. The
latest Crop Moisture Index for the week ending May 23 shows only
slightly dry conditions across the area.


The latest monthly outlook issued by the Climate Prediction Center
for June 2021, normal to slightly below normal temperatures and
near normal to slightly below normal precipitation.

The latest three month outlook issued by the Climate Prediction
Center for the months of June 2021 through August 2021, shows
above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.


The current seasonal drought outlook is valid for May 20, 2021,
through August 31, 2021...

Drought development is likely to occur.


This product will be updated by the 5th of each month as long as
drought persists across the area.


Additional information on current drought conditions may be found
at the following web addresses:
US Drought Monitor: https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu
US Drought Information System: https://www.drought.gov
NOAA Drought Page: https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/Drought
High Plains Regional Climate Center: http://www.hprcc.unl.edu

Climate Prediction Center: http://www.cpc.noaa.gov

Drought Outlook:

Kansas Crop Weather:

Additional water and river information:
NWS: https://water.weather.gov
OWP: https://water.noaa.gov
US Geological Survey (USGS): https://water.usgs.gov
US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE): https://www.usace.army.mil


The US Drought Monitor is produced through a partnership between
the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture and
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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

National Weather Service
920 Armory Road
Goodland KS 67735


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