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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
135 AM MST SAT DEC 23 2006

...DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...SEASONAL OUTLOOKS CALL FOR DROUGHT IMPROVEMENT AND A GOOD CHANCE 
FOR ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION DURING THE NEXT THREE MONTHS...

.SYNOPSIS...

IN THE DECEMBER 19TH 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 DECEMBER 19 2006.
PRECIPITATION ENDING NOVEMBER 30 2006.
                             
            DROUGHT     PERCENT NORMAL OF PRECIPITATION 
COUNTY       LEVEL       1-MONTH    3-MONTH    12-MONTH 
------      --------    ---------  ---------  ---------
YUMA        D0 TO D1       <25        175          75  
KIT CARSON  D0 TO D1       <25        175          90 
CHEYENNE CO D0 TO D1       <25        175         100 
DUNDY       D0 TO D1       <25        140          80 
CHEYENNE KS D0 TO D1       <25        140          95 
SHERMAN     D0 TO D1       <25        125         110 
WALLACE     D0 TO D1       <25        120          90  
GREELEY     D0 TO D1       <25        175          90 
HITCHCOCK   D0 TO D1       <25        150          85               
RAWLINS     D0 TO D1       <25        175          85 
THOMAS      D0 TO D1       <25        150          85 
LOGAN       D0 TO D1       <25        175          80  
WICHITA     D0 TO D1       <25       >175         100 
RED WILLOW  D0 TO D1       <25        140          95 
DECATUR     D0 TO D1       <25        165          90 
SHERIDAN    D0 TO D1       <25        125          85 
GOVE        D0 TO D1       <25        115          85 
NORTON      D0 TO D1       <25        140          90 
GRAHAM      D0 TO D1       <25        150          85

.STATE AND LOCAL ACTIONS...

NO KNOWN ACTIONS AT THIS TIME.

.CLIMATE SUMMARY...

AN INACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN IN NOVEMBER RESULTED IN BELOW NORMAL 
PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE AREA. THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF MEASURABLE 
PRECIPITATION OCCURRED DURING A 24 HOUR PERIOD ON THE 14TH THROUGH 
THE 15TH WITH HILL CITY MEASURING 0.24 INCHES...ACCOUNTING FOR A 
MAJORITY OF THE 0.29 INCHES MEASURED AT THAT LOCATION FOR THE MONTH. 
ELSEWHERE...GOODLAND ENDED THE MONTH WITH ONLY 0.06 INCHES...MCCOOK 
0.01 INCHES...AND A TRACE AT BURLINGTON. OVERALL...PRECIPITATION WAS 
ONE HALF INCH TO NEARLY ONE INCH BELOW NORMAL. SNOWFALL OCCURRED ON 
THE 29TH WITH MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS FAR EASTERN COLORADO AND FAR 
WESTERN KANSAS RECEIVING BETWEEN ONE TO THREE INCHES OF SNOW. 
HOWEVER THE SNOW HAD A VERY SMALL LIQUID CONTENT OF ONLY A COUPLE 
HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH. 

.RESERVOIR AND LAKE LEVELS...

DATA VALID AT THE END OF NOVEMBER 2006.

                     STORAGE CONTENT  
                END OF MONTH LAST MONTH        PERCENT OF 
RESERVOIR        (ACRE-FEET) (ACRE-FEET)     AVERAGE   FULL 
---------------  ----------- -----------     -------   ----
BONNY RESERVOIR      9797       10002           29      24 
SWANSON LAKE        36153       36651           52      32 
KEITH SEBELIUS LAKE  7680        7736           60      22
HARRY STRUNK LAKE   21226       19427           78      59 
ENDERS RESERVOIR    10776       10706           47      25
HUGH BUTLER LAKE    12683       12347           47      35

.PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...

THE LATEST OUTLOOKS WERE MADE BY THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER ON 
DECEMBER 21.

ONE MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...VALID JANUARY 2007...ABOVE NORMAL.

ONE MONTH PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK...VALID JANUARY 2007...ABOVE NORMAL.

THREE MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...VALID JANUARY THROUGH MARCH 
2007...ABOVE NORMAL.

THREE MONTH PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK...VALID JANUARY THROUGH MARCH 
2007...ABOVE NORMAL.

SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK...VALID THROUGH MARCH 2007...DROUGHT 
CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO IMPROVE. 

.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

.ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...

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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