Southwest Kansas Drought Page
Last Updated October 07, 2013
This page will be updated approximately once a month or as conditions warrant.
SW Kansas Drought Summary:Severe to extreme drought conditions across the region.
The U.S. Drought Monitor is a weekly collaborative effort between a number of federal agencies including NOAA/NWS, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Drought Mitigation Center.
Drought Outlook Through October:
Regional Temperature Summary:
For the month of October: Near normal temperatures are expected for October across the region.
Looking at the 90-day outlook period: Near normal temperatures are expected October through December across the region.
Regional precipitation summary:
For the month of October: Below normal precipitation is expected for October across the region.
Looking at the 90-day outlook period: Near normal precipitation is expected October through December across the region.
Regional Drought Summary:
Much of the region is in severe to extreme drought conditions.
El Nino/Southern Oscillation Information:
Equatorial sea surface temperatures are near average across the Pacific Ocean. Models suggest that ENSO neutral conditions will continue through late Fall.
CPC ENSO Box & Whisker Analysis:
El Nino and La Nina-Related Winter Features over North America:
Climatological Summary:So far, October was dominated by above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation. Average month temperatures anomalies were 0.8F at Garden City, 2.6F at Dodge City, and 4.2F at Medicine Lodge. Precipitation departures for the same sites were: -0.31 inches, -0.34 inches, and -0.52 inches.
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