Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
503 AM CDT SAT MAR 23 2019

...DROUGHT CONDITIONS REMAIN ABSENT FROM WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA...

WELL ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OCCURRED ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CHASE
COUNTY WHICH SAW PRECIPITATION SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL.

AS OF MARCH 21...ACCORDING TO THE US DROUGHT MONITOR...NO DROUGHT
CONDITIONS WERE OCCURRING IN WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING MARCH 28TH THROUGH APRIL
1ST...CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING MARCH 30TH THROUGH APRIL 5
TH...CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST TEMPERATURE
OUTLOOK FOR APRIL CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE
PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR APRIL IS FOR ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

THE LATEST 3 MONTH OUTLOOK COVERING APRIL...MAY AND JUNE...CALLS FOR
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF
WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

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 APRIL 18TH 2019.

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BUTTLER


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