Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

000
AXUS73 KGLD 262305
DGTGLD

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
445 PM MDT FRI JUNE 26 2020

...DROUGHT AREA HAS INCREASED IN COVERAGE OVER THE TRI-STATE
REGION...

SYNOPSIS...

The High Plains have fallen victim to above-normal temperatures,
high winds, and a lack of precipitation in the recent weeks.

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS:

The latest drought monitor was issued on June 25th.

Drought intensity is rated on a scale from D0 (abnormally dry) to
D4 (exceptional).

EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT (D4) was occurring in the following counties:

None.

EXTREME DROUGHT (D3) was occurring in the following counties:

In northeast Colorado: central and western Cheyenne; southwester
Kit Carson.

In northwest Kansas: southwestern Greeley.

In southwest Nebraska: none.

SEVERE DROUGHT (D2) was occurring the following counties:

In northwest Kansas: northwestern Greeley; central and southern
Wichita; southwestern Wallace.

In northeast Colorado: northeastern Cheyenne; northern and
southeastern Kit Carson; southwestern Yuma.

In southwest Nebraska: none.

MODERATE DROUGHT (D1) was occurring in the following counties:

In northwest Kansas: Sherman; Thomas; Cheyenne; Rawlins; Logan;
northern Wichita; western Gove.

In northeast Colorado: northeastern Kit Carson; northeastern and
southern Yuma.

In southwest Nebraska: Dundy; central and western Hitchcock.

ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) conditions were occurring in the following
counties:

In northwest Kansas: Decatur; Norton; Graham; Sheridan; central and
eastern Gove.

In northeast Colorado: northern and eastern Yuma.

In southwest Nebraska: eastern Hitchcock and Red Willow.

FIRE DANGER:

Fire hazards remain a concern due to the dry conditions and the lack
of green up.

AGRICULTURAL:

Due to the current conditions some wheat fields have stalled
in their growth due to lack of moisture.

PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...

The latest Climate Prediction Center monthly (July) outlook as of
June 18th, shows above-normal temperatures and near-normal
precipitation.

The latest Climate Prediction Center three month outlook (July,
August, and September) as of June 18th, shows above-normal
temperatures and equal chances for above, near or below normal
precipitation.

SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK...

...valid for June 18 through September 30, 2020...

Drought is forecast to persist over the current location and/or
developed farther eastward over the Tri-State area.
.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...
If you have any questions or comments about this information please
contact:

Brian Warren Climate Services
National Weather Service
920 Armory Road
Goodland KS KS 67735

Telephone 785-899-6412
brian.warren@noaa.gov

RELATED WEB SITES:

US DROUGHT MONITOR...
   DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU

NOAA DROUGHT PAGE...
   WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OS/DROUGHT/WW.SHTML

HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...
   WWW.HPRCC.UNL.EDU

ADDITIONAL RIVER...LAKE AND RESERVOIR INFORMATION...
   USGS - WATER.USGS.GOV
   BUREAU OF RECLAMATION - WWW.USBR.GOV/GP/

CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...
   WWW.CPC.NOAA.GOV

DROUGHT OUTLOOK...
   WWW.CPC.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/EXPERT_ASSESSMENT/SDO_SUMMARY.PHP

KANSAS CROP WEATHER...
   WWW.NASS.USDA.GOV/STATISTICS_BY_STATE/KANSAS/PUBLICATIONS/
      CROP_PROGRESS_AND_CONDITION/INDEX.PHP

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The US Drought Monitor is produced through a
partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United Stated Department of
Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration.

NEXT ISSUANCE: This product will be issued during the first half of
each month when severe drought conditions are occurring or forecast
to occur in the Tri State area of northwest Kansas, southwest
Nebraska and northeast Colorado.

$$


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.