Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
1000 PM CDT THU AUG 16 2018

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

OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS...FROM THE MIDDLE OF JULY THROUGH THE MIDDLE
OF AUGUST...PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN
NEBRASKA AND PORTIONS OF THE WESTERN SANDHILLS.
ELSEWHERE...PRECIPITATION WAS GENERALLY 70 TO 100 PERCENT OF NORMAL.

AS OF AUGUST 16...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 AUGUST 22ND THROUGH AUGUST
26TH...CALLS FOR NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS
ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST DURING THE PERIOD.

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING AUGUST 24TH THROUGH AUGUST
30TH...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA.

ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST OUTLOOK FOR
SEPTEMBER CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES...AS WELL AS PRECIPITATION.

THE LATEST 3 MONTH OUTLOOK COVERING SEPTEMBER...OCTOBER AND
NOVEMBER...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF WESTERN
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE PERIOD
CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION.

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 SEPTEMBER 20TH 2018.

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BUTTLER


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