Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
539 AM CDT Thu May 3 2018

...Abnormally Dry across Parts of Southwest Wisconsin...

SYNOPSIS...

From April 24 to May 1, no rain fell across southwest Wisconsin.
With the normal precipitation around an inch, the precipitation
deficits grew across this area. As a result, abnormally dry (D0)
conditions continue to exist acrossall or parts of Grant
andRichlandcounties in southwestWisconsin.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

LOCAL AREA AFFECTED.

Abnormally dry (D0) conditions affect all or parts of Grant and
Richland counties in southwest Wisconsin.

STATE /LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTIONS.

No know actions are currently taking place.


FIRE DANGER HAZARDS.

As of the morning of May 1, fire danger was high to very high across
southwest Wisconsin. However, with rain since this time period, the
fire danger has fallen to low.

As a reminder, citizens should always check with local officials in
their area before undertaking any outside burning. Citizens are
liable for damages and suppression costs of any wildfire they may
start.


RIVER AND STREAM FLOW CONDITIONS.

As of May 1, the rivers in western Wisconsin wererunning near- to
above-normal. There was minor flooding occurring along the
Mississippi River.


CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY...

From May 3 through May 8,temperatures will average warmer-than-
normal and precipitation will average near- to above-normal. During
this time frame, the daily average temperatures range from 52 to 57
degrees and the normal precipitation is around 7 tenths of aninch.

Beyond this time frame the 8 to 14-day forecast (May 9-14) from the
Climate Prediction Center (CPC) calls for an enhanced chance of
below-normal temperatures and near to above-normal precipitation.
During this time frame, the daily average temperatures range from 53
to 58 degrees and the normal precipitation is around7 tenths of an
inch.

The CPC seasonal outlook for the 2018 meteorological summer (June 1-
August 31)has equal chances of above-, near-, and below-normal
temperatures and precipitationfor the Upper Mississippi River
Valley.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

This product will be updated on Thursday, May 10th.

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.RELATED WEB SITES...

LOCAL DROUGHT SITE...
   https://www.weather.gov/arx/drought
LOCAL DROUGHT MONITORING SITE...
   https://www.weather.gov/arx/droughtmonitoring
U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...
   http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html
NIDIS...
   http://www.drought.gov
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...
   http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
MIDWESTERN REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER (MRCC)...
  http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu/
ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...
     NWS - http://water.weather.gov/precip/index.php?
           location_type=wfo&location_name=ARX
     US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - http://water.usgs.gov/
     US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...

The Drought Monitor is a multi-agency effort involving NOAA`s
National Weather Service and National Climatic Data Center, the
USDA, state and regional center climatologists and the National
Drought Mitigation Center.  Information for this statement has been
gathered from NWS and FAA observation sites, state Cooperative
Extension Services and the US Army Corps of Engineers and USGS.

.QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

If you have any questions or comments about this Drought Information
Statement, please contact the NWS La Crosse at:

E-mail: nws.lacrosse@noaa.gov
Telephone: 608-784-8275

The Climate focal point at the NWS La Crosse is Jeff Boyne.

$$

BOYNE



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