Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
953 AM CDT THU OCT 18 2018

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

OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS...FAIRLY DRY CONDITIONS SET IN ACROSS WESTERN
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA IN LATE SEPTEMBER. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY
WET AND COOL CONDITIONS FOR THE FIRST HALF OF OCTOBER. PRECIPITATION
FOR THE LAST 30 DAYS RANGED FROM NEAR NORMAL IN THE EASTERN
PANHANDLE...SOUTHWESTERN AND WESTERN NEBRASKA...TO 1 TO 4 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

AS OF OCTOBER 18...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 OCTOBER 23RD THROUGH OCTOBER
27TH...CALLS FOR ABOVE 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 OCTOBER 25TH THROUGH OCTOBER
31ST...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

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

THE LATEST 3 MONTH OUTLOOK COVERING NOVEMBER...DECEMBER...AND
JANUARY...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 NOVEMBER 15TH 2018.

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BUTTLER



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