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PROBABILISTIC HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
209 PM CST THU FEB 19 2015

...Spring Flood and Water Resources Outlook Number 1...

This outlook is for the Hastings Hydrologic Service Area (HSA). In
South Central Nebraska this outlook includes the
Platte...Loup...Little Blue...and Republican Rivers and their
tributaries. In North Central Kansas...the Solomon River and its
tributaries are included.

...The Potential For Spring Flooding Is Near Average to Slightly
Below Average Across A Majority Of The Area...

...Short Term Hydrologic Outlook...February 19th - March 5th...

There is relatively little snow cover across the outlook area with
liquid equivalent snowpack moisture ranging from 0.00 to 0.20
inches. The 8 to 14 day forecast taking us into the first week of
March is calling for below normal temperatures and near normal
precipitation. Most of the ice melted off of the rivers in
late January due to the abnormal warmth. Temperatures have averaged
closer to normal during the first half of February and there has
been some new ice development...but overall there is currently less
ice on area rivers that we normally have at this time of year. With
temperatures averaging out below normal the next two weeks it is
possible that we could see a little additional ice development on
area rivers, but given limited ice thickness, the threat of
additional ice jams is rather low and below historical norms.

...Long Term Hydrologic Outlook...March 5th Through May 22nd...

The potential for spring flooding is near average to slightly below
average across a majority of the area.

Spring flood outlooks are routinely issued from February through
March to give advanced notice of possible flooding. They are based
on soil moisture, snowpack magnitude, streamflow conditions and
the long range forecast of future temperatures and precipitation
patterns.

The long range three month precipitation outlook indicates fairly
equal chances of seeing above normal or below normal precipitation
across our HSA. Current soil moisture conditions are running near
normal across the HSA. Current stream flow conditions are generally
running from near normal to below normal for most stream gauging
sites across our HSA.

The only river within the Hastings HSA that originates deep in the
Rockies and is fed by spring snow melt is the Platte River. The
current snow water equivalent within the Platte River Basin of the
Rocky Mountains is running from near average to slightly below
average. It generally takes an exceptionally above normal
mountain snow pack for our area to see flooding or even high water
related to mountain snow melt. Therefore, high water or flooding
from mountain snow melt run off as far east as our HSA this spring is
very unlikely.

After considering all of the above mentioned factors, the overall
forecast for a majority of our HSA is to expect a near normal to
slightly below normal chance of seeing spring flooding. However, it
is also important to remember that even in dry periods, localized
flooding and especially flash flooding are still possible from
locally heavy rainfall generated by strong thunderstorms.


...Climatological Review (2014 and Recent Precipitation Trends)...

Let`s start with a look back at precipitation totals for the year
2014 across the 30 county NWS Hastings coverage area (24 counties in
Nebraska and 6 in Kansas). In a nutshell, 2014 precipitation could
be best described as "fairly normal but somewhat variable". On a
positive note, most places were not "overly dry" or "overly wet", as
the majority of the area registered totals somewhere between 80-110
percent of the 30 year normal. Taking a closer look at
2014 precipitation details within each state (including a table
below):

Central/South Central Nebraska (24 Counties): Most of the local area
measured annual precipitation totals within 3-4" either side of
normal. Geographically though, there was noticeable variability over
short distances (even within the same county), and thus there were
no distinct larger portions of the area that truly stood out as
being notably above or below normal. That being said, one could
argue that the most concentrated zone of slightly above normal
precipitation focused along a fairly narrow, diagonal axis running
from Furnas and Harlan Counties in the southwest, then northeastward
through the Grand Island/Hastings area and then into the northeastern
counties such as Polk/York. Also, despite exceptions, one could also
make a case that some of the overall driest counties versus normal
within the local area during 2014 were Thayer (especially eastern
portions), Webster, Valley and Greeley. As for extremes within
Nebraska portions of the local area per NWS Cooperative Observers,
the overall driest site during 2014 was Cozad with only 20.98",
while the wettest site was York 3N with 38.97"

North Central Kansas (6 Counties): Although this area was not nearly
as dry during 2014 as it was a few years ago during the notable
drought of 2012, the majority of the area tended to fall at least a
few inches shy of the 30 year average/normal precipitation. That
being said, there was also quiet a bit of localized variability,
even within the same county. Overall though, the majority of
locations measured somewhere between 21-26", or generally between
80-100 percent of normal annual precipitation. As for extremes, the
overall driest NWS Cooperative Observer site within the area during
2014 was Phillipsburg with only 18.24", while the wettest site was
Mankato with 31.20".

Drought trends (entire area): As a result of the generally
"near-normal" precipitation observed across the area during 2014,
fortunately there was continued improvement in drought conditions,
according to drought classification updates issued weekly by the U.S.
Drought Monitor. In other words, for most locations, the notable
drought of 2012 continued to gradually fade into the rear-view
mirror. For example, when 2014 began most of the western half of the
local area (counties mainly west of Highway 281) carried a mix of
Category D1 Moderate and Category D2 drought, while eastern parts of
the area were mainly assigned Category D0 Abnormally Dry (considered
one category better than "true drought"). However, by year`s end,
the entire 30-county local area was void of D1 and D2 Drought,
although D0 Abnormally Dry continued hanging tough within North
Central Kansas and primarily west of Highway 281 in South Central
Nebraska.

The first table below features precipitation totals and departures
from normal/percent of normal for the entire year of 2014, with data
depicted for 31 chosen locations scattered throughout the local area.
Most of these stations are NWS Cooperative Observers, along with a
few primary airport sites:


 Location           Precip
North Central KS  All of 2014     Normal   Departure  % Normal
--------           --------       ------   ---------  --------
Alton 2SW           25.82         26.13      -0.31       99
Beloit              29.76         27.92      +1.84       107
Burr Oak            26.38         27.06      -0.68       98
Logan               18.97         22.73      -3.76       84
Natoma              21.49         26.29      -4.80       82
Phillipsburg        18.24         25.42      -7.18       72
Plainville 4WNW     23.13         25.43      -2.30       91
Smith Center        25.94         25.71      +0.23       101


  Location          Precip
South Central NE  All of 2014     Normal   Departure  % Normal
--------           --------       ------   ---------  --------
Cambridge           27.50         22.49      +5.01       122
Lexington 6SSE      24.22         23.44      +0.78       103
Clay Center 6ESE    22.29         27.50      -5.21       81
Elwood 8S           25.51         23.43      +2.08       109
Franklin            24.17         26.23       -2.06       92
Genoa 2W            25.13         28.82      -3.69       87
Geneva              26.16         29.27      -3.11       89
Gothenburg          22.10         23.71      -1.61       93
Grand Island Arpt   27.56         26.66      +0.90       103
Greeley             21.09         26.91      -5.82       78
Hastings Airport    29.21         27.11      +2.10       108
Hebron              27.01         31.39      -4.38       86
Holdrege            28.23         27.00      +1.23       105
Kearney Airport     25.25         25.23      +0.02       100
Minden              25.12         26.22      -1.10       96
Nelson              26.04         27.82      -1.78       94
Ord Airport         22.08         24.94      -2.86       89
Osceola             35.53         28.89      +6.64       123
Ravenna             31.64         26.54      +5.10       119
Red Cloud           21.22         26.03      -4.81       82
St. Paul            29.65         26.21      +3.44       113
Superior            25.10         27.85      -2.75       90
York 3N             38.97         30.23      +8.74       129


Now that we have taken a look back at precipitation totals for the
year 2014, it`s time to examine more recent trends over the past few
months, specifically what has transpired since the start of
"meteorological winter" back on Dec. 1 (meteorological winter is
defined as the three calendar months of Dec-Jan-Feb). As seen
in the limited data presented in the table below, along with NWS AHPS
precipitation analysis data found online, the majority of the local
30-county area has received near-to-slightly above normal
precipitation so far this winter, or generally 90-125 percent of
normal There have been localized exceptions, with a few
places registering well-above normal and a few well-below normal.
However, in general, precipitation trends across the area this winter
have been encouraging and have held off any potential worsening of
drought. Certainly, this winter has featured considerably
more precipitation-to-date than last winter across most of the area.
Keeping things in perspective though, one must always keep in mind
that no matter how much or how little liquid-equivalent
precipitation falls during the winter it usually only accounts for
a small percentage of total annual precipitation, the vast majority
of which falls during the spring and summer.

This next table below highlights precipitation totals and departures
from normal/percent of normal for meteorological winter thus far,
covering Dec. 1st-Feb 18th. It only includes data for 10 locations,
but still reflects a fairly-representative "cross section" of the
area.


  Location          Precip
North Central KS  Dec 1-Feb 18    Normal   Departure  % Normal
--------           --------       ------   ---------  --------
Beloit               1.87          2.00      -0.13       94
Plainville 4WNW      1.67          1.85      -0.18       90
Smith Center         1.54          1.52      +0.02       101


  Location          Precip
South Central NE  Dec 1-Feb 18    Normal   Departure  % Normal
--------           --------       ------   ---------  --------
Cambridge            1.71          1.39      +0.32       123
Grand Island Arpt    1.92          1.55      +0.37       124
Hastings Airport     1.64          1.31      +0.33       125
Hebron               1.13          2.16      -1.03       52
Kearney Airport      1.23          1.41      -0.18       87
Ord Airport          2.30          1.27      +1.03       181
Osceola              2.37          1.99      +0.38       119


Concluding this climatological review section with a brief look at
average soil temperatures during the past week at a 4-inch depth:
Values have averaged mainly 30-32 degrees within local counties east
of the Highway 281 corridor and mainly 32-34 degrees within
counties west of Highway 281, with locally warmer soil temperatures
of around 35 degrees or higher found west of Highway 183.


...Weather/Climatological Outlook...

It`s now time to switch gears and look ahead to expected weather
conditions over the next several days and expected climate trends
over the next several months:

Starting with the most immediate local weather expectations over the
next week (through Feb. 25) as forecasted by NWS Hastings, the
main precipitation story surrounds the possibility of accumulating
snow this weekend (Feb. 21-22) across parts of the local area.
However, for only being a few days away there is still considerable
uncertainty regarding these precipitation chances, as the latest
forecast models tend to be downplaying the local snow potential
more-so than they were 24 hours ago. Although there is still plenty
of room for change in the forecast, it currently appears much of the
local area (especially in Nebraska) may see no more than 1 inch of
snow if hardly any at all, while areas near and especially south of
the state line into North Central Kansas may stand the best chance of
measuring 2" or more. In turn, weekend liquid-equivalent
precipitation totals do not currently appear very impressive either,
with most places probably seeing no more than 0.10 to 0.20 inches.
Beyond this weekend, there are currently no significant precipitation
chances foreseen through the next week.

Temperature-wise through the next week, confidence is fairly high
that daily readings will average below normal/average on most days,
with high temperatures mainly somewhere in the 20s and 30s. The
primary exception appears to be Friday the 20th, when widespread
milder readings in the 40s/50s are forecast. Putting expected
temperatures during the next week in perspective, 30-year
normal highs during the latter part of February typically average
somewhere in the 40s area-wide.

Looking out a bit farther, the latest 8-14 day outlook from the
Climate Prediction Center (valid Feb. 26-March 4) calls for
generally near-normal precipitation across the local area, but also
favors a continuation of below normal temperatures.

Looking ahead to the upcoming month of March as a whole, the latest
one-month outlook from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) depicts
equal chances of having above, near or below normal precipitation
and temperatures. This means there is no clear signal in current
longer-term forecasts to support one of these outcomes over another.
As a point of reference, 30-year normals indicate that March high
temperatures across South Central Nebraska and North Central
Kansas gradually climb from averages in the the mid-40s/near-50 early
in the month to the upper 50s/low 60s by month`s end. Average daily
low temperatures in March gradually increase from around 20 to around
30 degrees. Precipitation-wise, normal March precipitation across the
local area ranges from around 1.40" in the western-most counties, up
to around 2.10" in far eastern counties along and near Highway 81.

Turning next to the spring months of March-April-May as a whole, the
latest CPC three-month seasonal outlook continues to call for "equal
chances" of observing above normal, near normal or below normal
values in both the temperature and precipitation departments. In
other words, long range forecast tools just do not present enough of
a signal to support one of these possible outcomes over another.
Despite the current lack of predictability regarding how the
upcoming spring might turn out, one can keep in mind that 30-year
normal precipitation from March-May across the NWS Hastings coverage
area typically ranges from 7-10 inches, with the lowest amounts
generally west of Highway 183 and the highest amounts near Highway
81.

Finally turning to the latest U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook issued
by CPC and valid through the end of May, there are currently no
expectations of drought conditions (Category D1 Moderate-or-worse)
returning to the local area this spring.

(The longer range forecasts issued by CPC and referenced in the
preceding paragraphs are based on output from various forecast
models, as well as forecaster expertise, and take into consideration
ongoing global/tropical atmospheric and oceanic states, recent
trends in observed data, soil moisture conditions, etc. More
information about these longer-range forecasts can be obtained from
the CPC web site at: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov)


...Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service Probabilistic Outlook...

In Table 1 below...the current (CS) and historical (HS) or normal
probabilities of exceeding minor...moderate...and major flood stages
are listed for the valid time period.

CS values indicate the probability of reaching a flood category
based on current conditions.

HS values indicate the probability of reaching a flood category
based on historical or normal conditions.

When the value of CS is more than HS...the probability of
exceeding that level is higher than normal. When the value of CS is
less than HS...the probability of exceeding that level is lower
than normal.

...Table 1--Probabilities for minor...moderate and major flooding...
                    Valid Period:  2/21/2015 - 5/22/2015

                                       :    Current and Historical
                                       :     Chances of Exceeding
                                       :       Flood Categories
                                       :      as a Percentage (%)
                      Categorical      :
                   Flood Stages (ft)   :   Minor    Moderate   Major
Location           Minor   Mod   Major :  CS   HS   CS   HS   CS   HS
--------           -----  -----  ----- : ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
:Little Blue River
Deweese             10.0   16.0   17.0 :   9   13   <5   <5   <5   <5
:North Fork Solomon
Glade               11.0   16.0   18.0 :  <5   <5   <5   <5   <5   <5
:Bow Creek
Stockton             9.0   12.0   13.6 :  <5   <5   <5   <5   <5   <5
:Platte River
Cozad                6.5    8.0   10.0 :  18   30    6   18   <5   <5
Overton              8.0   12.0   14.0 :  11   12   <5   <5   <5   <5
Kearney              6.0    8.0    9.0 :  17   25    5    9   <5   <5
Grand Island         6.5    7.0    7.5 :  12   17    8   15    5   10
:Wood River
Riverdale           11.0   15.0   20.0 :   8   13   <5   <5   <5   <5
Gibbon              15.0   16.0   16.5 :   8   18    7   12    6   10
Alda                10.0   11.0   12.2 :  14   25   11   20    7   12
:South Loup River
Ravenna              5.0    8.0   10.0 :  20   25   <5   <5   <5   <5
:Mud Creek
Sweetwater          15.0   18.0   20.0 :  10   12   <5   <5   <5   <5
:South Loup River
Saint Michael        6.5    9.0   12.0 :  14   25   <5    5   <5   <5
:Middle Loup River
Saint Paul           8.0   10.0   12.0 :  <5   <5   <5   <5   <5   <5
:North Loup River
Saint Paul           7.0   10.0   12.0 :  <5   <5   <5   <5   <5   <5
:Cedar River
Fullerton            9.0   17.0   18.0 :  <5   <5   <5   <5   <5   <5
:Loup River
Genoa               10.5   12.0   13.0 :  <5   <5   <5   <5   <5   <5
:Beaver Creek
Genoa               15.0   17.0   19.0 :   5    5   <5   <5   <5   <5
:Republican River
Riverton             9.0   10.5   13.5 :  <5   <5   <5   <5   <5   <5
Guide Rock          11.0   14.0   16.0 :   7   12   <5   <5   <5   <5
Hardy               11.0   11.5   12.0 :  <5    6   <5   <5   <5   <5
:South Fork Solomon River
Woodston            12.0   16.0   27.0 :   9   17    5   10   <5   <5
:South Fork Solomon
Osborne             14.0   20.0   27.0 :  16   28    5    7   <5   <5
:North Fork Solomon
Portis              15.0   20.0   25.0 :  10   22    6   11   <5   <5
:Solomon River
Beloit              20.0   25.0   30.0 :  30   29   11   11   <5   <5
:Republican River
Cambridge            9.0   10.0   16.0 :  <5   <5   <5   <5   <5   <5
Orleans              9.0   11.0   13.0 :  <5   <5   <5   <5   <5   <5
:Beaver Creek
Beaver City         11.0   13.0   15.0 :   5    5   <5   <5   <5   <5
:Sappa Creek
Beaver City         16.0   18.0   20.0 :  <5   <5   <5   <5   <5   <5
Stamford            19.0   22.0   26.0 :  <5   <5   <5   <5   <5   <5
:Prairie Dog Creek
Woodruff            21.0   24.0   30.0 :  <5   <5   <5   <5   <5   <5

Legend
CS = Conditional Simulation (Current Outlook)
HS = Historical Simulation
FT = Feet

In Table 2 below...the 95 through 5 percent columns indicate the
probability of exceeding the listed stage levels (FT) for the valid
time period.

...Table 2--Exceedance Probabilities...

                               Chance of Exceeding Stages
                                  at Specific Locations
                          Valid Period: 2/21/2015 - 5/22/2015
Location              95%    90%    75%    50%    25%    10%     5%
--------            ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
:Little Blue River
Deweese               2.6    2.6    4.3    6.4    8.6    9.7   12.6
:North Fork Solomon
Glade                 3.0    3.0    3.0    4.2    7.3    8.8    9.7
:Bow Creek
Stockton              3.6    3.6    3.6    3.6    5.8    7.1    7.9
:Platte River
Cozad                 2.9    2.9    3.3    4.2    6.0    7.8    8.2
Overton               3.9    3.9    3.9    4.2    5.2    8.2    9.2
Kearney               3.9    3.9    3.9    4.1    4.8    7.3    8.0
Grand Island          4.3    4.3    4.3    4.4    5.4    6.8    7.5
:Wood River
Riverdale             2.1    2.1    2.2    3.6    5.7    9.7   12.2
Gibbon                4.1    4.1    4.2    6.5    9.3   14.1   16.7
Alda                  4.4    4.4    4.6    6.2    7.5   11.2   12.5
:South Loup River
Ravenna               2.6    2.7    3.2    4.0    4.6    5.5    5.8
:Mud Creek
Sweetwater            5.5    6.6    7.6   10.1   12.3   15.2   16.4
:South Loup River
Saint Michael         2.5    2.6    3.1    4.1    5.5    6.9    7.9
:Middle Loup River
Saint Paul            2.4    2.4    2.7    3.3    3.9    4.5    5.3
:North Loup River
Saint Paul            3.3    3.3    3.4    4.0    4.3    4.7    4.9
:Cedar River
Fullerton             3.9    4.1    4.5    5.4    6.0    7.0    7.6
:Loup River
Genoa                 4.5    4.5    5.8    7.1    8.0    9.2    9.9
:Beaver Creek
Genoa                 4.2    5.0    6.1    8.1   10.0   12.7   15.2
:Republican River
Riverton              1.7    1.7    1.8    3.0    4.5    5.9    8.2
Guide Rock            3.8    3.8    4.1    6.2    7.8    9.6   11.8
Hardy                 2.1    2.1    3.4    5.2    6.5    7.6   10.6
:South Fork Solomon River
Woodston              3.0    3.0    3.0    4.6    6.5   11.0   16.5
:South Fork Solomon
Osborne               3.5    3.5    4.8    6.2   11.1   16.9   20.2
:North Fork Solomon
Portis                3.5    3.5    3.9    5.2    9.9   15.3   21.8
:Solomon River
Beloit                3.0    3.1    5.4   11.0   21.8   26.2   29.6
:Republican River
Cambridge             3.2    3.2    3.2    3.4    4.4    6.2    6.7
Orleans               3.0    3.0    3.0    3.2    4.9    7.0    7.4
:Beaver Creek
Beaver City           3.0    3.0    3.0    3.4    6.2    8.8   10.7
:Sappa Creek
Beaver City           2.8    2.8    2.8    3.0    5.7    9.9   11.3
Stamford              6.6    6.6    6.6    7.2    9.8   11.4   12.3
:Prairie Dog Creek
Woodruff              1.7    1.7    1.7    4.2    7.8    9.2   11.3

In Table 3 below...the 95 through 5 percent columns indicate the
probability of falling below the listed stage levels (FT) for the
valid time period.

...Table 3--Nonexceedance Probabilities...

                            Chance of Falling Below Stages
                                 at Specific Locations
                          Valid Period: 2/21/2015 - 5/22/2015
Location              95%    90%    75%    50%    25%    10%     5%
--------            ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
:Little Blue River
Deweese               2.5    2.5    2.5    2.4    2.2    2.0    1.9
:North Fork Solomon
Glade                 2.0    2.0    2.0    2.0    2.0    2.0    2.0
:Bow Creek
Stockton              3.6    3.6    2.5    2.0    2.0    2.0    2.0
:Platte River
Cozad                 2.2    1.6    1.3    1.2    1.2    1.2    1.2
Overton               3.2    2.9    2.4    1.9    1.9    1.9    1.9
Kearney               3.3    3.0    2.4    2.1    2.0    2.0    2.0
Grand Island          3.9    3.6    3.1    3.0    3.0    2.9    2.9
:Wood River
Riverdale             2.1    2.1    2.1    2.1    2.1    2.1    2.1
Gibbon                4.1    4.1    4.1    4.1    4.1    4.1    4.1
Alda                  4.4    4.4    4.4    4.4    4.4    4.4    4.4
:South Loup River
Ravenna               2.6    2.6    2.5    2.5    2.5    2.4    2.4
:Mud Creek
Sweetwater            5.4    5.4    5.3    4.4    4.0    4.0    4.0
:South Loup River
Saint Michael         2.4    2.4    2.4    2.3    2.3    2.3    2.3
:Middle Loup River
Saint Paul            2.3    2.2    2.2    2.1    2.1    2.0    2.0
:North Loup River
Saint Paul            3.1    3.1    3.0    2.8    2.6    2.5    2.5
:Cedar River
Fullerton             3.1    3.1    3.1    2.9    2.8    2.7    2.7
:Loup River
Genoa                 3.1    3.1    3.1    3.1    3.1    3.1    3.1
:Beaver Creek
Genoa                 3.5    3.5    3.5    3.3    3.2    3.1    3.0
:Republican River
Riverton              1.7    1.7    1.6    1.6    1.6    1.6    1.6
Guide Rock            3.8    3.5    2.3    2.3    2.3    2.3    2.3
Hardy                 2.1    2.1    1.6    1.2    1.2    1.2    1.2
:South Fork Solomon River
Woodston              3.0    3.0    3.0    3.0    3.0    3.0    3.0
:South Fork Solomon
Osborne               3.5    3.5    3.5    3.5    3.4    3.4    3.4
:North Fork Solomon
Portis                3.5    3.5    3.5    3.5    3.5    3.5    3.5
:Solomon River
Beloit                3.0    3.0    3.0    3.0    2.9    2.9    2.9
:Republican River
Cambridge             2.5    2.4    2.1    1.9    1.7    1.6    1.6
Orleans               1.9    1.7    1.4    1.1    1.0    0.9    0.9
:Beaver Creek
Beaver City           3.0    3.0    3.0    3.0    3.0    3.0    3.0
:Sappa Creek
Beaver City           2.8    2.8    2.8    2.8    2.8    2.8    2.8
Stamford              6.5    6.5    6.5    5.5    5.5    5.5    5.5
:Prairie Dog Creek
Woodruff              0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0

These long-range probabilistic outlooks contain forecast values that
are calculated using multiple season scenarios from 30 or more years
of climatological data...including current conditions of the
river...soil moisture...snow cover...and 30 to 90 day long-range
outlooks of temperature and precipitation. By providing a range of
probabilities...the level of risk associated with long-range planning
decisions can be determined. These probabilistic forecasts are part
of the National Weather Service`s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction
Service.


...Future Outlooks...

The next spring probabilistic outlook is currently scheduled to be
issued Thursday March 5th.

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Visit our local NWS office website for current weather/hydrological
and climate information for South Central Nebraska and North Central
Kansas at:
www.weather.gov/hastings

Additional climate information for the region can be obtained at:
www.hprcc.unl.edu

Additional information on climatological outlooks can be found at:
www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov

Further information on drought conditions can be obtained at:
www.drought.gov
www.drought.unl.edu
www.droughtmonitor.unl.edu

Information on mountain snowpack can be found at:
www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/ftpref/downloads/wsf/201502wsfwww.pdf

NWS AHPS precipitation analysis maps can be found at:
http://water.weather.gov

National snow analysis page can be found at:
www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa

For training on NWS probabilistic graphics:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSoEgvsnpv4

For training on NWS river forecast graphics:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=psIByj8EZY0

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