Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
844 AM CDT THU MAR 15 2018

...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT ACROSS A SMALL PORTION
OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR
THE LAST 30 DAYS GENERALLY FROM VALENTINE...EAST TO ONEILL.
ELSEWHERE...PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS.

AS OF MARCH 15...ACCORDING TO THE US DROUGHT MONITOR...ABNORMALLY
DRY CONDITIONS WERE OCCURRING ACROSS NORTHERN CHERRY AND WESTERN
KEYA PAHA COUNTY...ALONG WITH SOUTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF FRONTIER
COUNTY.

THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING MARCH 20TH THROUGH MARCH
24TH...CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING MARCH 22ND THROUGH MARCH
28TH...CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST OUTLOOK FOR
APRIL CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. ELSEWHERE...THE OUTLOOK
IS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

THE LATEST 3 MONTH OUTLOOK COVERING APRIL...MAY AND JUNE...FOR
WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES SOUTH OF A LINE FROM OSHKOSH TO BROKEN BOW. NORTH OF
THIS LINE...EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES IS FORECAST. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE SAME
PERIOD IS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION ACROSS 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 THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH.
THE NEXT ISSUANCE WILL BE APRIL 19TH 2018.

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BUTTLER



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