Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1103 AM CDT Thu APR 19 2018

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

SYNOPSIS...

From April 10 through April 17, anywhere from 2.50 to 3.50 inches of
precipitation fell along and north of Interstate 90.  This was
enough precipitation to alleviate the abnormally dry (D0) conditions
across west-central, central, and north-central Wisconsin.
Meanwhile, a half to 2.50 inches of precipitation fell south of
Interstate 90.  This was not enough to alleviate the abnormally dry
(D0) conditions exist across all or parts of Grant and Richland
counties in southwest Wisconsin.

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 April 17th, low fire danger was seen across
Wisconsin.

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 April 17th, the rivers in western Wisconsin were running near-
to above-normal.

CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY...

From November 1, 2017 through April 17, 2018, precipitation deficits
range from 2 to 5 inches across southwest Wisconsin.  Due to this,
abnormally dry (D0) conditions continue across all or parts of Grant
and Richland counties.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...

From April 19 through April 24, temperatures will average colder-
than-normal and precipitation will average near- to above-normal.
During this time frame, the daily average temperatures range from 46
to 51 degrees and the normal precipitation is around 7 tenths of an
inch.

Beyond this time frame the 8 to 14-day forecast (April 25-May 2)
from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) calls for enhanced chance
of below-normal temperatures and near-normal precipitation.  During
this time frame, the daily average temperatures range from 49 to 54
degrees and the normal precipitation is around an inch.

The CPC seasonal outlook for May through July 2018 has equal chances
of above-, near-, and below-normal temperatures and near- to above-
normal precipitation for the Upper Mississippi River Valley.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

This product will be updated on Friday, April 27th.

.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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