Southwest Kansas Drought Page
Last Updated July 03, 2014
This page will be updated approximately once a month or as conditions warrant.
SW Kansas Drought Summary:Improvement in the drought through June.
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 July:
Regional Temperature Summary:
For the month of July: Near normal temperatures are expected for July across the region.
Looking at the 90-day outlook period: Near normal temperatures are expected July through September across the region.
Regional precipitation summary:
For the month of July: Near normal precipitation is expected for July across the region.
Looking at the 90-day outlook period: Near normal precipitation is expected July through September across the region.
Regional Drought Summary:
Much of the region is in severe to extreme drought conditions.
El Nino/Southern Oscillation Information:
An El Nino watch is in effect with a 70 percent chance of El Nino conditions this Summer. The Climate Prediction Center is expecting near normal temperatures and precipitation through the rest of the Summer.
CPC ENSO Box & Whisker Analysis:
El Nino and La Nina-Related Winter Features over North America:
Climatological Summary:So far, June was dominated by near normal temperatures and and above normal precipitation. Average month temperatures anomalies were +0.7F at Garden City, +0.2 at Dodge City, and -0.4F at Medicine Lodge. Precipitation departures for the same sites were: +7.40 inches, +5.85 inches, and +3.78 inches.
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