Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
906 PM AST Thu May 12 2022

...Drought conditions continue to prevail, however, Extreme
Drought (D3) is no longer observed across the local islands...

...This is the final statement unless conditions deteriorate...

SYNOPSIS...
The U.S. Drought Monitor still has Puerto Rico with a 63% of the
territory under Abnormally Dry (D0) conditions, including 3% of
this area under a Moderate Drought (D1) classification. For the
U.S. Virgin Islands, Severe drought (D2) conditions prevail
for St. Croix, while abnormally dry conditions continue across
St Thomas and St. John.

CLIMATE SUMMARY...
The 90-day rainfall deficits mainly range from 2 to 4 inches with isolated
amounts up to 8 inches across the northern half of the island.
This is 50 to 90% of the expected amount for this time period. Across
the US Virgin Islands, the Year to Date (YTD) rainfall deficits are minimal.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...
EXTENDED FORECAST. Based on the extended precipitation forecast by the Caribbean
Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF), there is a higher chance of observing below normal
precipitation through at least July.

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...
As a result of the expected conditions, the persistence of
drought conditions will remain the most likely scenario during the
next few months. Nevertheless, some improvements are possible during
the month of May. Climatologically speaking May is one of the wettest
month.

RELATED WEB SITES...

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS MAY BE FOUND
AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESSES /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...
https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu

NATIONAL INTEGRATED DROUGHT INFORMATION SYSTEM...
https://www.drought.gov

NOAA WFO SJU DROUGHT PAGE...
https://www.weather.gov/sju/dss_climo

USGS...
https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis

CARIBBEAN INSTITUTE FOR METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY/ CIMH...
https://rcc.cimh.edu.bb/outlook-precipitation

PR WATER AUTHORITY...
https://acueductospr.com/niveles-de-los-embalses

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT
INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
4000 CARRETERA 190
CAROLINA, PR 00979
PHONE: 787-253-4586
EMAIL: SR-SJU.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV



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