Southwest Kansas Drought Page
Last Updated February 06, 2014
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 February:
Regional Temperature Summary:
For the month of February: Below normal temperatures are expected for February across the region.
Looking at the 90-day outlook period: Near normal temperatures are expected February through April across the region.
Regional precipitation summary:
For the month of February: Near normal precipitation is expected for February across the region.
Looking at the 90-day outlook period: Near normal precipitation is expected February through April 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 Spring 2014.
CPC ENSO Box & Whisker Analysis:
El Nino and La Nina-Related Winter Features over North America:
Climatological Summary:So far, December was dominated by below normal temperatures and generally above normal precipitation. Average month temperatures anomalies were -16.4F at Garden City, -16.6F at Dodge City, and -15.6F at Medicine Lodge. Precipitation departures for the same sites were: -0.05 inches, +0.22 inches, and +0.59 inches.
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