Drought of 2012 Statement

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1145 AM CDT THU AUG 2 2012
 
 
...EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT EXPANDS ONLY SLIGHTLY...
 
 
SYNOPSIS...
 
 
EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT /D4/ HAS EXPANDED ONLY SLIGHTLY ON THE EDGES
THIS WEEK. IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA THIS COVERS...GIBSON...PIKE...
POSEY...WARRICK...VANDERBURGH AND NOW SPENCER. IN KENTUCKY...THIS
COVERS AN AREA ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM OWENSBORO TO SOUTH OF
PRINCETON TO MURRAY. IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...D4 NOW COVERS AN AREA
ALONG AND SOUTH OF A DONIPHAN TO JACKSON LINE. IN SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS...THE D4 AREA LIES SOUTH OF A LINE FROM MURPHYSBORO TO
MOUNT CARMEL. EXTREME DROUGHT /D3/ COVERS THE REST OF THE REGION.
 
 
 
 
SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...
 
 
SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS.
SOIL MOISTURE DEFICITS REMAIN ACROSS THE REGION. NINETY TO 100
PERCENT OF THE REGION'S TOPSOIL AND SUBSOIL IS REPORTED AS SHORT OR
VERY SHORT.
 
 
AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS.
NUMEROUS COUNTIES ACROSS THE REGION HAVE BEEN DECLARED A NATURAL
DISASTER. MANY CROPS ARE A PARTIAL OR COMPLETE LOSS. A MAJORITY OF
THE CORN AND SOYBEANS ARE LISTED POOR OR VERY POOR. INCREASING
AMOUNTS OF LIVESTOCK AND FIELDS ARE SHOWING STRESS. THE PERCENTAGE
OF PASTURES IN THE AREA RATED AS POOR AND VERY POOR CONTINUES TO
GROW. PONDS ACROSS THE REGION ARE DRY OR DRYING QUICKLY.
 
 
FIRE DANGER IMPACTS.
EVEN WITH THE ISOLATED RAINFALL OF THE LAST WEEK...FIRE DANGER
REMAINS HIGH ACROSS THE REGION.
 
 
AS OF JULY 31...BURN BANS ARE IN PLACE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:
 
 
IN KENTUCKY...BALLARD...CALDWELL...CARLISLE...CHRISTIAN...
CRITTENDEN...DAVIESS...FULTON...HENDERSON...HICKMAN...LYON...
MARSHALL...MCCRACKEN...MCLEAN...MUHLENBERG...UNION AND WEBSTER.
 
IN INDIANA...POSEY...GIBSON...PIKE...VANDERBURGH...WARRICK AND
SPENCER.
 
 
IN ILLINOIS...ALEXANDER...GALLATIN...HAMILTON...JACKSON...POPE...
SALINE...UNION AND WILLIAMSON.
 
 
IN MISSOURI...CARTER...BOLLINGER...CAPE GIRARDEAU...MISSISSIPPI...
RIPLEY AND SCOTT.
 
 
ADDITIONALLY...NUMEROUS INDIVIDUAL TOWNS/VILLAGES ACROSS SOUTHEAST
MISSOURI AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HAVE ISSUED BURN BANS. PLEASE CHECK
WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES BEFORE ANY OPEN BURNING.
 
 
DUE TO INCREASINGLY DRY VEGETATIVE CONDITIONS...MORE COUNTIES/TOWNS
MAY POST BURN BANS THAT PROHIBIT ANY OPEN BURNING. AGAIN...CHECK
BEFORE YOU BURN!
 
 
WATER SUPPLY.
SEVERAL LOCATIONS ARE NOW BEING ASKED TO CONSERVE WATER. THE STATE
OF KENTUCKY HAS ISSUED A WATER SHORTAGE WATCH FOR MCLEAN AND
CRITTENDEN COUNTIES IN WEST KENTUCKY.
 
 
 
 
CLIMATE SUMMARY...
 
 
AT PADUCAH KENTUCKY...1.78 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN JULY...THIS WAS
2.66 INCHES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. SINCE JUNE 1...2.68 INCHES
HAS FALLEN...5.93 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. SINCE JANUARY 1...13.37
INCHES HAS FALLEN...16.46 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
 
 
AT EVANSVILLE INDIANA...2.34 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN JULY...THIS WAS
1.58 INCHES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. SINCE JUNE 1...2.49 INCHES
HAS FALLEN...5.31 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. SINCE JANUARY 1...13.87
INCHES HAS FALLEN...14.17 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
 
 
 
 
PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...
 
 
THE WEATHER WILL REMAIN UNSETTLED THROUGH THE WEEKEND UNTIL A FRONT
PASSES THROUGH THE REGION LATE SUNDAY. HIGH PRESSURE THEN BUILDS
BACK IN FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK WITH TEMPERATURES
AGAIN IN THE MIDDLE 90S. WHILE THERE ARE CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND
STORMS THROUGH MOST OF THE WEEKEND...MANY LOCATIONS WILL REMAIN DRY.
 
 
THE 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK...FOR AUGUST 9 THROUGH 15...CALLS FOR ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. DURING THIS
TIME... NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ARE 77 TO 79 DEGREES. NORMAL
TOTAL PRECIPITATION DURING THIS TIME PERIOD IS AROUND THREE-QUARTERS
OF AN INCH.
 
 
 
 
HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...
 
 
AS OF JULY 31...STREAMFLOWS THROUGH SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...THE LOWER
OHIO...LOWER WABASH...TENNESSEE AND MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEYS
ARE RUNNING NORMAL TO BELOW NORMAL.
 
 
 
 
NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
 
 
THE NEXT DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY
FRIDAY...AUGUST 10.
 
 
&&
 
 
RELATED WEB SITES...
 
 
THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR FURTHER WEATHER AND
DROUGHT INFORMATION (ADDRESSES SHOULD BE IN LOWER CASE)...
 
 
LOCAL WEATHER...CLIMATE AND WATER INFORMATION...
   HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/PADUCAH
UNITED STATES DROUGHT MONITOR...
   HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU
NATIONAL INTEGRATED DROUGHT INFORMATION SYSTEM...
   HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV
MIDWEST REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...
   HTTP://MRCC.SWS.UIUC.EDU/CLIWATCH/WATCH.HTM
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...
   HTTP://WWW.CPC.NOAA.GOV
USDA NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE...
   HTTP://WWW.NASS.USDA.GOV
USGS STREAMFLOW INFORMATION...
   HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE...
   HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=PAH
 
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...
 
 
THE U.S. 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 NATIONAL
DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER. INFORMATION FOR THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN
GATHERED FROM NWS AND FAA OBSERVATION SITES...COOPERATIVE NETWORK
STATIONS...THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY...AND THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF
ENGINEERS.
 
 
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...
 
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION
PLEASE CONTACT...
 
 
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
 8250 KENTUCKY HIGHWAY 3520
 WEST PADUCAH KY 42086
 PHONE: 270-744-6440
 W-PAH.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV
 
 
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LAMM...ADDED MARSHALL COUNTY TO BURN BAN LIST
 
 


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