Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Topeka KS
1034 AM CDT Sat Jun 18 2022

...DROUGHT CONDITIONS GREATLY DIMINISHED...

.SYNOPSIS...

Drought intensity and extent...

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor, issued June 16 included
abnormally dry (D0) conditions across portions of Republic,
Washington, Cloudy, Clay, Ottawa, and Dickinson counties.

Precipitation...

Rainfall since mid-May has been above normal in north-central
Kansas, with amounts four to six inches being common. This rain has
greatly reduced drought conditions.

Hydrologic conditions...

River gages across the area indicate a wide range of flows, from
below normal to much above normal. The elevation of area
reservoirs ranged from within one foot of conservation pool at
Milford Lake and Tuttle Creek Lake to 21 feet above conservation
pool at John Redmond Reservoir.

Soil moisture...

The Climate Prediction Center reports soil moisture deficits
ranging from around one inch below normal in portions of north-
central and northeast Kansas to near one inch above normal in
portions of east-central Kansas. The Kansas Agricultural
Statistics Service reports topsoil moisture supplies at thirteen
percent very short and sixteen percent short across the state.

.SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

Agricultural impacts...

The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reports, for the entire
state, the winter wheat condition as seventeen percent very poor
and 24 percent poor, the corn condition as two percent very poor
and seven percent poor, the soybean condition as one percent very
poor and six percent poor, and the sorghum condition as one
percent very poor and five percent poor.

.DROUGHT MITIGATION ACTIONS:

None known.

.LOCAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK:

Rainfall chances are low into the early portions of next week
though moderate chances exist for the middle and end of the week.
Temperatures will average to be above normal. The Climate
Prediction Center indicates a 33 to 40 percent chance for below
normal precipitation through the end of June and a 40 to 50
percent chance for below normal precipitation for July and the
three-month period from July through September. The Seasonal
Drought Outlook does not include notable chances for drought
development.

.NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

This product will be issued when significant drought conditions
develop.

.RELATED WEB SITES:

All links should be in lower case letters.

U.S. Drought Monitor - http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/
U.S. Drought Portal - https://www.drought.gov/drought/
High Plains Regional Climate Center - https://www.hprcc.unl.edu/
Kansas State Climatologist - http://www.ksre.k-state.edu/wdl/
U.S.D.A. National Agricultural Statistics Service -
     http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_By_State/
     /Kansas/Publications/Crop_Progress_and_Conditions/index.php
Kansas Water Office - http://www.kwo.ks.org/
River information...
     National Weather Service - http://water.weather.gov/ahps/
     U.S. Geological Survey -
http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/index.php
     Corps of Engineers - http://rivergages.com/
Climate Prediction Center - http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
National Weather Service in Topeka - http://weather.gov/topeka

.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:

National Weather Service
1116 NE Strait Ave
Topeka, KS 66616-1667
Phone...785-232-2592
w-top.Webmaster@noaa.gov

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