Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
930 PM CDT FRI MAY 18 2018

...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT ACROSS A SMALL PORTION
OF SOUTHEASTERN FRONTIER COUNTY...

PRECIPITATION OVER THE LAST THIRTY DAYS WAS ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS WEST
CENTRAL NEBRASKA. ELSEWHERE...OR EAST OF A LINE FROM GRANT TO
CODY...PRECIPITATION FOR THE LAST 30 DAYS WAS RUNNING 50 TO AROUND
100 PERCENT OF NORMAL. LOCATIONS OVER SOUTHEASTERN FRONTIER
COUNTY...SAW 25 TO 50 PERCENT OF NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE LAST
30 DAYS.

AS OF MAY 17...ACCORDING TO THE US DROUGHT MONITOR...ABNORMALLY DRY
CONDITIONS WERE OCCURRING ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF FRONTIER
COUNTY.

THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING MAY 24TH THROUGH MAY
29TH...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 MAY 26TH THROUGH JUNE
1ST...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK
CALLS FOR NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION WEST OF HIGHWAY 83...WITH BELOW
NORMAL PRECIPITATION EAST OF THIS ROUTE.

ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST OUTLOOK FOR
JUNE CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE PRECIPITATION FORECAST IS FOR EQUAL
CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR PRECIPITATION.

THE LATEST 3 MONTH OUTLOOK COVERING JUNE...JULY AND AUGUST...CALLS
FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND
TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

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 JUNE 21ST 2018.

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BUTTLER


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