Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS St. Louis, MO

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
914 AM CDT Thu Aug 25 2022

...Severe Drought Conditions Removed From Central Missouri,
Continued Improvement as Well in Southeast Missouri...

SYNOPSIS...

Wetter than normal conditions have been observed since late July
over most of central, southeast, and east central Missouri. As a
result, drought conditions have improved substantially. Severe
drought has now been completely removed from the CWA, with the
only moderate (D1) drought now confined to southern Reynolds,
western Boone, and northern Moniteau counties.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

According to the latest United States Department of Agriculture,
soybean condition was rated 7 percent very poor and 12 percent
poor in the state of Missouri. For corn, 12 percent was rated very
poor and 16 percent poor as well across the state. Pasture
condition was 8 percent very poor and 16 percent poor.

Supply of hay is 4 percent very short and 35 percent short, with
stock water supply 4 percent very short and 22 percent short.

Topsoil moisture supply was rated 12 percent very short and 31
percent short, with subsoil moisture 11 percent very short and 33
percent short.

CLIMATE SUMMARY...

After a dry June through mid July period, generally above normal
rainfall has occurred over drought regions over the past 6-7
weeks.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) for the days
6-10 period favors generally near normal temperatures and
precipitation.

In the week 2 timeframe, the CPC continues to favor near normal
temperatures and precipitation.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...

Streamflows are generally near to above normal across the area.
Some recent dryness in northeast Missouri has those streams to
decrease over the past few weeks, including at the Middle Fabius
River at Ewing which is only in the 17th percentile of normal.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

This will be the final drought statement until severe (D2) drought
returns to the St. Louis, MO County Warning Area.

&&

RELATED WEB SITES...

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

MIDWEST CLIMATE CENTER DROUGHT INFORMATION PAGE:
http://mcc.sws.uiuc.edu/cliwatch/drought/drought.jsp

MISSOURI STATE CLIMATOLOGIST:
http://climate.missouri.edu
MISSOURI DNR DROUGHT PAGE:
http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/wrc/droughtupdate.htm

ILLINOIS STATE CLIMATOLOGIST:
http://www.isws.illinois.edu/atmos/statecli
ILLINOIS WATER SURVEY DROUGHT PAGE:
http://www.isws.illinois.edu/hilites/drought/

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR:
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

U.S. DROUGHT PORTAL:
http://www.drought.gov

ADDITIONAL WATER INFORMATION:
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ADVANCED HYDROLOGICAL PREDICTION
SERVICE (AHPS):  http://water.weather.gov
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY:  http://water.usgs.gov
ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS:  http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/

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

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...

The U.S. Drought Monitor is a weekly collaborative effort between
a number of state and federal agencies including the National
Weather Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the
National Drought Mitigation Center.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

If you have any questions or comments about this information,
please contact:

Jayson Gosselin or
Mark Britt
Climate Services Focal Points
--or--
Mark Fuchs
Senior Service Hydrologist

National Weather Service Saint Louis Missouri
636-441-8467
nws.stlouis@noaa.gov

$$

Gosselin


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