Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
336 PM EST Fri Jan 20 2023

...AS DEFINED BY THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR, PORTIONS OF NORTHERN
AND SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY REMAIN IN D0. D0 IS CONSIDERED ABNORMALLY
DRY...

...PER THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, THE STATEWIDE DROUGHT WATCH HAS
BEEN LIFTED...

...PER THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, THE DROUGHT WATCH HAS BEEN
LIFTED FOR ALL REMAINING COUNTIES...

SYNOPSIS...

For east-central and southeastern Pennsylvania; northwest,
central and southern New Jersey; Delaware; and the Eastern Shore
of Maryland...

DROUGHT MITIGATION ACTIONS...

The National Weather Service does not declare Drought Watches or
Warnings.

No known state declarations are in place.

HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

Soil Moisture Conditions (Ending 1/19):

Soil moisture, as measured by the Palmer Drought Severity Index,
ranged from +0.80 to +0.91 in Maryland, +1.56 to +1.75 in
Pennsylvania, -0.13 to +1.19 in Delaware, and +0.37 to +0.76 in
New Jersey.

What do the numbers mean?

-4.0 or less: Extreme Drought
-3.0 to -3.9: Severe Drought
-2.0 to -2.9: Moderate Drought
-1.9 to +1.9: Near Normal
+2.0 to +2.9: Unusual Moist Spell
+3.0 to +3.9: Very Moist
+4.0 and Above: Extremely Moist

Groundwater Conditions (Ending 1/19):

Regional groundwater levels varied and were running below normal
to above normal.

River and Streamflow Conditions (Ending 1/19):

Regional streamflow conditions were mainly running normal to
above normal.

Delaware River Salt Front (Ending 1/17):

The salt front in the Delaware River Estuary was estimated at
river mile marker 66.8. The normal location for this time of year
is river mile marker 69.

Reservoirs/Water Supply (Ending 1/19):

Most reservoir pools were slightly below normal to above normal.

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL SUMMARY...

For the first two and one-half weeks in January, temperature
departures were mainly between +9.0 to +12.0 degrees across the
Hydrologic Service Area (HSA).

During the last 30 days (Ending 1/19), mean areal precipitation
totals varied and were mainly between 2.0 and 4.5 inches across
the entire HSA. Departures were variable, below normal to above
normal.

During the last 60 days (Ending 1/19), mean areal precipitation
totals varied and were mainly between 5.5 and 9.0 inches across
the entire HSA. Departures were variable, below normal to above
normal.

Like the 30 and 60 day totals, the following 90, 180, and 365 day
precipitation statistics (Ending 1/19) for New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland are countywide averages.

                      Month     Last         Last
                       so     90 days     180 days     Last 365 days
                       far   Total/ Dep.  Total/ Dep.  Total/ Dep.     %

Berks            PA    2.1   11.10  0.50  23.00  0.30  46.90  1.00     2
Bucks            PA    1.8   10.10 -1.10  23.60 -0.20  47.30 -0.80    -2
Carbon           PA    2.4   12.30  0.50  23.90 -1.40  50.00 -0.70    -1
Chester          PA    1.5   10.50 -0.50  25.90  2.50  52.00  4.90    10
Delaware         PA    1.4   10.00 -0.40  22.20 -0.30  44.40 -1.30    -3
Lehigh           PA    2.3   11.40  0.60  23.50  0.20  49.20  2.30     5
Monroe           PA    2.4   12.10 -0.10  25.10 -0.90  51.70  0.30     1
Montgomery       PA    1.6    9.60 -1.20  23.20 -0.10  44.90 -1.90    -4
Northampton      PA    2.4   11.10  0.20  24.30  0.60  50.40  3.10     7
Philadelphia     PA    1.3    9.30 -1.40  20.30 -2.50  41.50 -5.30   -10
Burlington       NJ    1.3    9.90 -0.80  21.40 -1.20  42.10 -4.20    -8
Camden           NJ    1.2    9.60 -1.10  21.60 -1.10  41.70 -4.90    -9
Gloucester       NJ    1.1    9.20 -1.30  21.60 -0.60  41.70 -3.80    -7
Hunterdon        NJ    2.1   11.20 -0.30  25.10  1.00  47.90 -1.20    -2
Mercer           NJ    1.7   10.20 -0.80  22.00 -1.30  44.40 -3.60    -6
Salem            NJ    1.0    9.50 -0.40  21.50  0.30  42.90 -0.80    -2
Sussex           NJ    2.1   10.20 -0.70  22.10 -1.60  46.00 -1.70    -4
Warren           NJ    2.4   11.20  0.20  23.30 -0.80  49.70  1.40     3
Atlantic         NJ    0.9   10.10 -0.60  21.10 -1.00  39.30 -5.30   -12
Cape May         NJ    0.5    8.80 -1.60  18.90 -2.80  34.80 -8.80   -19
Cumberland       NJ    0.7    9.10 -1.00  20.00 -1.30  38.40 -5.00   -12
Middlesex        NJ    1.9    9.90 -1.10  21.40 -1.90  42.20 -5.20   -10
Monmouth         NJ    1.5   10.70 -0.50  21.70 -1.30  42.60 -4.10    -8
Morris           NJ    2.3   12.40  0.60  23.30 -1.60  47.70 -2.80    -6
Ocean            NJ    1.4   10.30 -0.60  23.70  1.30  44.40 -1.10    -2
Somerset         NJ    2.0   11.20  0.00  24.00  0.30  45.90 -2.20    -5
Kent             DE    0.6    9.90 -0.00  22.50  1.20  46.10  2.10     5
New Castle       DE    1.1   10.40  0.40  21.50  0.20  45.90  1.80     4
Sussex           DE    0.5    9.70 -0.80  21.20 -1.10  41.00 -3.90    -8
Cecil            MD    1.0   10.50  0.20  22.70  0.70  49.10  4.10     9
Caroline         MD    0.5    9.60 -0.30  21.20  0.10  45.20  1.70     4
Kent             MD    0.6    9.40 -0.50  20.30 -0.70  43.30 -0.20     0
Queen Annes      MD    0.5    9.30 -0.60  20.20 -0.70  44.60  1.30     3
Talbot           MD    0.4    9.20 -0.90  20.10 -1.10  45.10  1.10     2

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...
High pressure builds in Saturday before moving offshore into
Sunday. Low pressure then arrives later Sunday into Monday
bringing a period of precipitation followed by brief high pressure
Tuesday. The next low pressure system moves through Wednesday
before tracking to our northeast into Thursday. The 8 to 14 day
outlook calls for near normal temperatures and near normal
precipitation.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...

Soil Moisture...Normal
Groundwater...Below normal to above normal
Streamflow...Normal to above normal
Delaware River Salt Line...Further downstream compared to normal
Reservoirs/Water Supply...Slightly below normal to above normal
Recent Temperatures...Well above normal
30 Day Rainfall...Below normal to above normal
60 Day Rainfall...Below normal to above normal

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

This will be the last update until either more state drought
declarations are issued or parts of the HSA are designated with D2
by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

&&

RELATED WEB SITES...

Additional drought information may be found at the following web
addresses:

U.S. Drought Monitor: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu
National Integrated Drought Information System:
  http://www.drought.gov
NOAA Drought Page: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/Drought
NWS Climate Prediction Center (CPC): www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov
NWS WFO Mount Holly: www.weather.gov/phi
NWS MARFC: www.weather.gov/marfc
NWS AHPS: www.weather.gov/ahps/
USGS: waterwatch.usgs.gov
USACE: www.usace.army.mil

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...

The Drought Monitor is a multi-agency effort involving the
National Weather Service and National Centers for Environmental
Information, 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, the USDA, USACE and USGS.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

If you have questions or comments about this Drought Information
Statement, please contact:

National Weather Service
732 Woodlane Rd
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Phone...609-261-6600
wfophi.webmaster@noaa.gov

$$

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