North Platte Drought Information Statement
RECENT RAINFALL HAS ENDED DROUGHT CONDITIONS
ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA
 
SYNOPSIS
 
DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE ENDED ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. ACCORDING TO THE US DROUGHT MONITOR...THE LAST TIME NO DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE OCCURRING ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...WAS MID MAY 2012. AFTER MID MAY 2012...HISTORIC DROUGHT CONDITIONS SET IN ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THIS DROUGHT PERSISTED THROUGH THE END OF AUGUST 2014.
 

PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS
 
THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK...COVERING THE PERIOD FROM SEPTEMBER 24TH THROUGH THE 28TH CALLS FOR ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THERE ARE BETTER CHANCES FOR ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION ACROSS ALL BUT FAR NORTHERN NEBRASKA...WHERE HIGHER CHANCES FOR AVERAGE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED.
 
THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK...COVERING SEPTEMBER 26TH THROUGH OCTOBER 2ND...CALLS FOR HIGHER CHANCES FOR ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.
 
THE LATEST ONE MONTH OUTLOOK FOR OCTOBER CALLS FOR HIGHER CHANCES FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA...WITH EQUAL CHANCES FOR BELOW...AVERAGE AND ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE REST OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. FOR PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER...THERE IS EQUAL CHANCES FOR BELOW...AVERAGE AND ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

THE 3 MONTH OUTLOOK FOR OCTOBER...NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER FOR WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA CALLS FOR SLIGHTLY BETTER CHANCES FOR ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES NEAR THE NEBRASKA/SOUTH DAKOTA BORDER. ELSEWHERE EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW AND NEAR AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST. THE 3 MONTH OUTLOOK FOR PRECIPITATION CALLS FOR SLIGHTLY BETTER CHANCES FOR ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA FOR THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER...NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.
 

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

CHRIS BUTTLER
CLIMATE SERVICES FOCAL POINT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NORTH PLATTE NE
CHRISTOPHER.BUTTLER@NOAA.GOV
 

RELATED WEB SITES
 
LOCAL WEATHER...CLIMATE AND WATER INFORMATION
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/LBF

ADDITIONAL RIVER AND RESERVOIR INFORMATION
USGS - HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV
CNPPID - HTTP://WWW.CNPPID.COM/NEWS-INFO/RESERVOIRRIVER-DATA/

US DROUGHT MONITOR
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU

CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV
 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 
THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER...THE USDA...STATE AND REGIONAL CENTER CLIMATOLOGISTS AND THE DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER. INFORMATION FOR THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN GATHERED FROM NWS AND FAA OBSERVATION SITES...STATE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICES...USGS...AND THE CENTRAL NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER AND IRRIGATION DISTRICT.
 

NEXT ISSUANCE
 
THIS PRODUCT WILL BE ROUTINELY ISSUED ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH. THE NEXT ROUTINE ISSUANCE WILL BE OCTOBER 16 2014.
 

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