Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
750 AM CST THU DEC 20 2018

...NO DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

WET CONDITIONS WERE DOMINANT ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA DURING THE LAST WEEK OF NOVEMBER INTO THE FIRST PART OF
DECEMBER. DRIER CONDITIONS HAVE DEVELOPED OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF
WEEKS...HOWEVER COLD TEMPERATURES AND FROZEN GROUND
CONDITIONS...HAVE ALLOWED SOILS TO RETAIN THEIR MOISTURE.

AS OF DECEMBER 20...ACCORDING TO THE US DROUGHT MONITOR...NO DROUGHT
OR ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS WERE OCCURRING ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING DECEMBER 25TH THROUGH
DECEMBER 29TH...CALLS FOR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS ALL OF
WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS
FORECAST DURING THE PERIOD FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA.

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING DECEMBER 27TH THROUGH
JANUARY 2ND...CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST TEMPERATURE
OUTLOOK FOR JANUARY CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR
NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK IS FOR EQUAL
CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

THE LATEST 3 MONTH OUTLOOK COVERING JANUARY...FEBRUARY AND
MARCH...CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE PERIOD CALLS FOR
EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION EAST OF
A LINE FROM MERRIMAN TO CALLAWAY. WEST OF THIS LINE...ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST.

SINCE NO DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING IN THE OUTLOOK
AREA...AN ABRIDGED DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT IS ISSUED. WHEN THE
ONSET OF MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS BEGIN...AN EXPANDED DROUGHT
INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE
MONTH.


.QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS INFORMATION PLEASE
CONTACT:

CHRIS BUTTLER...CLIMATE SERVICE FOCAL POINT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NORTH PLATTE NE. EMAIL: CHRISTOPHER.BUTTLER@NOAA.GOV


.RELATED WEB SITES...

LOCAL WEATHER...CLIMATE AND WATER INFORMATION
HTTP:://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/LBF

U.S. DROUGHT PORTAL HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV

ADDITIONAL RIVER AND RESERVOIR INFORMATION USGS -
HTTP://WWW.USGS.GOV/WATER CNPPID - HTTP://CNPPID.COM

US DROUGHT MONITOR HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU

CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV


.ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...

THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER...THE USDA...STATE
AND REGIONAL CENTER CLIMATOLOGISTS AND THE DROUGHT MITIGATION
CENTER. INFORMATION FOR THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN GATHERED FROM NWS
AND FAA OBSERVATION SITES...STATE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
SERVICES...USGS...AND THE CENTRAL NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER AND
IRRIGATION DISTRICT.


.NEXT ISSUANCE...

THIS PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED ON OR NEAR THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE
MONTH. THE NEXT ISSUANCE WILL BE JANUARY 17TH 2019.

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BUTTLER


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