Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1056 AM CDT Fri APR 6 2018

...Abnormally Dry across West-Central, Central, & Southwest Wisconsin...

SYNOPSIS...

From November 1, 2017 through April 3, 2018, 4 to 5 inches of
precipitation fell across west-central, central, and southwest
Wisconsin.  This was 2 to 4 inches below normal.  Due to these
precipitation deficits, these areas are considered to be abnormally
dry (D0).  This dryness affects all or parts of Adams, Clark, Grant,
Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Taylor, and Vernon
counties in central and western Wisconsin.

In the April 3rd release of the U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate (D1)
drought was found in a small portion of north-central Minnesota and
southeast Iowa.

Abnormally dry (D0) conditions were found from southwest Wisconsin
north into the western half of Upper Michigan, and small portion of
northeast and north-central Minnesota.


SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

LOCAL AREA AFFECTED.

Abnormally dry (D0) conditions affect all or parts of Adams, Clark,
Grant, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Taylor, and
Vernon counties in central and western Wisconsin.


STATE /LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTIONS.

No know actions are currently taking place.


FIRE DANGER HAZARDS.

As of the morning of April 3rd, there was low fire danger 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 3rd, the rivers in western Wisconsin were running
near normal.


CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY...

From November 1, 2017 through April 3, 2018, precipitation deficits
range from 2 to 4 inches across west-central, central, and southwest
Wisconsin.  Due to this, abnormally dry (D0) conditions exist across
all or parts of Adams, Clark, Grant, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse,
Monroe, Richland, Taylor, and Vernon counties in central and western
Wisconsin.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...


From April 6 through April 11, temperatures will average
colder-than-normal and precipitation will average near-normal.
During this time frame, the daily average temperatures range from 40
to 45 degrees and the normal precipitation is around

6 tenths of an inch.

Beyond this time frame the 8 to 14 day forecast (April 12-19) from
the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) calls for enhanced chance of
below-normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation.  During
this time frame, the daily average temperatures range from 44 to 49
degrees and the normal precipitation is around 9 tenths of 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 Thursday, April 12th.

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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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