Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
949 AM AST Mon Aug 3 2020

...Drought conditions improve over Puerto Rico and the US Virgin
Islands...Severe drought is no longer affecting the local islands...

The severe drought conditions have improved. No further statements
are planned at this time.

SYNOPSIS...

Recent heavy rains from Tropical Cyclone Isaias proved to be quite
beneficial, falling in the locations that needed rain the most.
The 90-day and 180-day rainfall deficits are now ranging between 2
and 4 inches with higher isolated amounts.


SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

RESERVOIR, RIVER AND STREAM FLOW CONDITIONS...
The 28-day average streamflow from the USGS river gauge network
indicates most of the streamflow across Puerto Rico running at
normal or above normal levels with the major water reservoirs at
optimal conditions.

SOIL AND GROUNDWATER CONDITIONS...
Although representative wells across the Salinas-Guayama area are
still running below normal, the latest soil moisture data from
the Puerto Rico Agricultural Water Management (PRAGWATER)
indicated higher soil moisture content across the forecast area.

AGRICULTURE AND FIRE WEATHER IMPACTS...
Fire weather parameters are below the fire weather criteria.
Therefore, a low fire danger will continue to prevail. Although
agricultural businesses are still struggling to provide
appropriate feed and water to their livestock and crops across
the U.S. Virgin Islands, the overall conditions are improving.


PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK...

Based on the 3-month extended forecast by the Caribbean Climate
Outlook Forum (CariCOF), there is a higher chance to observe near
to above normal rainfall through September. The CariCOF extended
forecast also indicates above average mean temperatures, although
it is due mainly to above normal daily minimum temperatures, as
the increase in cloudiness and shower activity may cause the daily
maximum temperatures to be near or below normal.


NEXT ISSUANCE...

This is the final update on this drought event.


RELATED WEB SITES...

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS MAY BE FOUND
AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESSES:

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

National Integrated Drought Information System...
https://www.drought.gov/drought/

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

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

Caribbean Institute For Meteorology and Hydrology...
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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