Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
907 PM CDT Thu May 23 2024 /807 PM MDT Thu May 23 2024/

DROUGHT PERSISTING ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST KANSAS...

.SYNOPSIS:

.Drought intensity and extent:

According to the May 23 release of the U. S. Drought Monitor,
severe (D2) drought has expanded across most of southwest Kansas
except for the far southwest and Trego/Ellis counties. Extreme
(D3) drought has developed across parts of Rush, Pawnee, Ness and
Hodgeman counties.

.Precipitation:

Precipitation has been 15 to 50% of average over the last 90 days.


.Hydrologic conditions:

.None

.SUMMARY OF IMPACTS:

There are ongoing agricultural impacts. The wheat crops have been
negatively affected. The rains over the past week have helped in
some areas while other areas that missed the rain have
deteriorated.

.DROUGHT MITIGATION ACTIONS:

.None.

.LOCAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK:

The seasonal drought outlook from CPC indicates a persistence of
drought this summer.

.NEXT ISSUANCE DATE:

This product will be updated Friday 21 June or sooner if drought
conditions change significantly. For a graphical version of this
outlook go to:

weather.gov/media/ddc/DGT/DGT_DDC_05232024.pdf

.RELATED WEB SITES:

Additional information on current drought conditions may be found
at the following web addresses:
US Drought Monitor: https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu
US Drought Information System: https://www.drought.gov
NOAA Drought Page: https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/Drought
Northeast Regional Climate Center:
http://www.nrcc.cornell.edu
New York State Climate Office:
http://nysc.eas.cornell.edu

Additional water and river information:
NWS: https://water.weather.gov
OWP: https://water.noaa.gov
US Geological Survey (USGS): https://water.usgs.gov
US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE): https://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.

.CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

National Weather Service
1111 Forecast Ave
City ST 12345
Phone...555-123-4567
nws.city@noaa.gov

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