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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
1038 AM MST FRI MAR 2 2007

...DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...DROUGHT ENDS IN THE TRI STATE AREA...

.SYNOPSIS...

IN THE FEBRUARY 27TH RELEASE OF THE U.S. DROUGHT 
MONITOR...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS WERE INDICATED ACROSS NORTHERN 
PARTS OF THE TRI STATE AREA...MAINLY ACROSS SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA. NO 
DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE INDICATED IN THE TRI STATE AREA FOR THE 
FIRST TIME IN MANY YEARS.

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 FEBRUARY 27 2007.
PRECIPITATION ENDING FEBRUARY 28 2007.
                             
            DROUGHT     PERCENT NORMAL OF PRECIPITATION 
COUNTY       LEVEL       1-MONTH    3-MONTH    12-MONTH 
------      --------    ---------  ---------  ---------
YUMA        NONE TO D0      90       >300         100  
KIT CARSON  NONE            70        300          95 
CHEYENNE CO NONE           100        250         115 
DUNDY       NONE TO D0      75        200          95 
CHEYENNE KS NONE TO D0      70        300         110 
SHERMAN     NONE           100        300         125 
WALLACE     NONE           110        350         105  
GREELEY     NONE            90        400         115 
HITCHCOCK   NONE TO D0      30        250         100               
RAWLINS     NONE TO D0     200        350         105 
THOMAS      NONE           200        350         105 
LOGAN       NONE            60        500         100  
WICHITA     NONE            80        600         135 
RED WILLOW  NONE TO D0      80        350         110 
DECATUR     NONE TO D0    >600        500         115 
SHERIDAN    NONE          >600        500         110 
GOVE        NONE            75        300         115 
NORTON      NONE TO D0    >500        400         110 
GRAHAM      NONE           200        300         110

.STATE AND LOCAL ACTIONS...

NO KNOWN ACTIONS AT THIS TIME.

.CLIMATE SUMMARY...

A MODERATELY ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN OCCURRED IN JANUARY...FEATURING 
A FEW WINTER STORMS WHICH APPROACHED FROM THE BAJA PENINSULA AND THE 
SOUTHWEST US. PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY WAS SLIGHTLY 
ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS THE ENTIRE TRI STATE AREA...RANGING FROM AROUND 
A QUARTER OF AN INCH IN MCCOOK TO AROUND A HALF AN INCH IN GOODLAND 
AND BURLINGTON. GOODLAND RECEIVED 9.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL DURING THE 
MONTH.

.RESERVOIR AND LAKE LEVELS...

DATA VALID AT THE END OF JANUARY 2007.

                     STORAGE CONTENT  
                END OF MONTH LAST MONTH        PERCENT OF 
RESERVOIR        (ACRE-FEET) (ACRE-FEET)     AVERAGE   FULL 
---------------  ----------- -----------     -------   ----
BONNY RESERVOIR     10113        9935           28      24 
SWANSON LAKE        36916       36310           48      33 
KEITH SEBELIUS LAKE  8330        8115           62      24
HARRY STRUNK LAKE   25211       23751           81      73 
ENDERS RESERVOIR    11311       11074           41      26
HUGH BUTLER LAKE    13743       13105           48      38

.PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...

THE LATEST OUTLOOKS WERE MADE BY THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER ON 
FEBRUARY 28.

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

ONE MONTH PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK...VALID MARCH 2007...EQUAL 
CHANCES OF BELOW NORMAL...NEAR NORMAL...OR ABOVE NORMAL.

THREE MONTH TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...VALID MARCH THROUGH MAY 
2007...EQUAL CHANCES OF BELOW NORMAL...NEAR NORMAL...OR ABOVE NORMAL.

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

SEASONAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK...VALID THROUGH MAY 2007...CONTINUED 
IMPROVEMENT IN DRY AREAS...NO DROUGHT EXPECTED TO DEVELOP.

.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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