Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Omaha/Valley, NE

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
1118 PM CDT Sun May 12 2024

...DROUGHT MONITOR IMPROVEMENTS PICK UP SPEED...

.SYNOPSIS:

Widespread improvements continue in the wet conditions of March,
April, and May 2024. Moderate Drought (D1) is now the driest
category of drought in southwestern Iowa and eastern Nebraska.
About 50% of the CWA is now considered to be drought free with
Abnormally Dry (D0) covering the most territory in the area.

A new graphical Drought Information Statement is now available
online in a PDF format. This statement can be found at:

https://weather.gov/oax/DroughtInformationStatement

Additional drought information can be found at:

https://weather.gov/oax/drought

.NEXT ISSUANCE DATE:

This product will be updated by June 13th or sooner if drought
conditions change significantly.

.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

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 NOAA`s
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 the
USGS.

.CONTACT INFORMATION:

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

National Weather Service
6707 North 288th Street
Valley, NE 68064-9443
Phone...402-359-5166
nws.omaha@noaa.gov

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