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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
300 AM MST TUE NOV 28 2006

...DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...DROUGHT SITUATION UNCHANGED...

.SYNOPSIS...

IN THE NOVEMBER 16TH RELEASE OF THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...ABNORMALLY 
DRY TO MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE INDICATED ACROSS THE ENTIRE 
TRI STATE AREA. IMPACTS FROM THIS DROUGHT WERE MAINLY HYDROLOGICAL. 

THE DROUGHT MONITOR FOCUSES ON BROAD-SCALE CONDITIONS. LOCAL 
CONDITIONS MAY VARY.

.LOCAL AREAS AFFECTED...

DROUGHT LEVELS...
D0 -- ABNORMALLY DRY OR RECOVERING FROM DROUGHT
D1 -- MODERATE DROUGHT
D2 -- SEVERE DROUGHT
D3 -- EXTREME DROUGHT
D4 -- EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT

PERCENT NORMALS OF PRECIPITATION ARE THE AVERAGE ACROSS A COUNTY FOR 
THE INDICATED PERIOD. LOCAL CONDITIONS MAY VARY. A VALUE OF 100 
WOULD BE THE CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL...A VALUE OF 50 WOULD BE HALF OF 
NORMAL AND CONSIDERED DRY...WHILE A VALUE OF 200 WOULD BE TWICE 
NORMAL AND CONSIDERED VERY WET. 

DROUGHT LEVEL AS OF NOVEMBER 16 2006.
PRECIPITATION ENDING OCTOBER 31 2006.
                             
            DROUGHT     PERCENT NORMAL OF PRECIPITATION 
COUNTY       LEVEL       1-MONTH    3-MONTH    12-MONTH 
------      --------    ---------  ---------  ---------
YUMA        D0 TO D1       150        175          80  
KIT CARSON  D0 TO D1       250        175          90 
CHEYENNE CO D0 TO D1       300        140         100 
DUNDY       D0 TO D1       130        140          85 
CHEYENNE KS D0 TO D1       175        175          95 
SHERMAN     D0 TO D1       250        200         110 
WALLACE     D0 TO D1       275        130          95  
GREELEY     D0 TO D1       300        150          90 
HITCHCOCK   D0 TO D1       150        175          90               
RAWLINS     D0 TO D1       250        175          90 
THOMAS      D0 TO D1       250        160          85 
LOGAN       D0 TO D1       275        120          80  
WICHITA     D0 TO D1       300        140          95 
RED WILLOW  D0 TO D1       200        200          95 
DECATUR     D0 TO D1       300        200          90 
SHERIDAN    D0 TO D1       275        140          85 
GOVE        D0 TO D1       250        120          85 
NORTON      D0 TO D1       250        200          90 
GRAHAM      D0 TO D1       250        175          85

.STATE AND LOCAL ACTIONS...

NO KNOWN ACTIONS AT THIS TIME.

.CLIMATE SUMMARY...

THUNDERSTORM DAYS WERE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN IN THE MONTH OF 
OCTOBER...WITH MORE STRATIFORM TYPE RAIN EVENTS. MOST OF THE REGION 
EXPERIENCED BETWEEN FIVE TO TEN DAYS OF MEASURABLE RAINFALL. A FEW 
LOCATIONS...MAINLY IN THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE AREA...RECEIVED 
LIGHT SNOW. FIFTEEN MILES SOUTH OF AROYA COLORADO MEASURED FIVE 
INCHES AND TEN MILES SOUTH OF FLAGLER THREE INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE 
MOST SIGNIFICANT RAINS OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE 26TH...WITH 
MOST LOCATIONS RECEIVING AROUND AN INCH. ALL LOCATIONS FINISHED THE 
MONTH WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION. 

.RESERVOIR AND LAKE LEVELS...

DATA VALID AT THE END OF OCTOBER 2006.

                     STORAGE CONTENT  
                END OF MONTH LAST MONTH        PERCENT OF 
RESERVOIR        (ACRE-FEET) (ACRE-FEET)     AVERAGE   FULL 
---------------  ----------- -----------     -------   ----
BONNY RESERVOIR     10002       10240           30      24 
SWANSON LAKE        36651       37261           55      33 
KEITH SEBELIUS LAKE  7736        7752           61      22
HARRY STRUNK LAKE   19427       17716           77      54 
ENDERS RESERVOIR    10706       10713           52      25
HUGH BUTLER LAKE    12347       12057           47      34

.PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...

THE LATEST OUTLOOKS WERE MADE BY THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER ON 
NOVEMBER 16.

ONE MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...VALID DECEMBER 2006...ABOVE NORMAL.

ONE MONTH PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK...VALID DECEMBER 2006...EQUAL 
CHANCES FOR ABOVE NORMAL...NEAR NORMAL...OR BELOW NORMAL.

THREE MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...VALID DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY 
2007...ABOVE NORMAL.

THREE MONTH PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK...VALID DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY 
2007...EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE NORMAL...NEAR NORMAL...OR BELOW 
NORMAL.

SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK...VALID THROUGH FEBRUARY 2007...CURRENT 
DROUGHT LEVELS EXPECTED TO PERSIST. 

.QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION 
PLEASE CONTACT...

JERRY KILLINGSWORTH
DROUGHT FOCAL POINT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
920 ARMORY ROAD
GOODLAND KS 67735

TELEPHONE 785-899-6412
JERRY.KILLINGSWORTH@NOAA.GOV

.RELATED WEB SITES...

LOCAL WEATHER...CLIMATE AND WATER INFORMATION...
   WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/GLD/

US DROUGHT MONITOR...
   DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM/MONITOR

NOAA DROUGHT PAGE...
   WWW.DROUGHT.NOAA.GOV

HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...
   WWW.HPRCC.UNL.EDU

ADDITIONAL RIVER...LAKE AND RESERVOIR INFORMATION...
   USGS - WATER.USGS.GOV
   COE  - WWW.NWD-MR.USACE.ARMY.MIL/RCC/INDEX
   BUREAU OF RECLAMATION - WWW.USBR.GOV/GP/WATER/RFLOW.CFM

CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...
   WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV

DROUGHT OUTLOOK...
   WWW.CPC.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/EXPERT_ASSESSMENT/SEASONAL_DROUGHT

KANSAS CROP WEATHER...
   WWW.NASS.USDA.GOV/WEATHER/CPCURR/KS-CROP-WEATHER

.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS...

THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING NOAA/S 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER...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...COE AND USGS. 

.NEXT ISSUANCE...

THIS LOCAL DROUGHT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED AROUND THE THIRD 
THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH...OR MORE FREQUENTLY IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.

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JDK

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