Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Green Bay, WI

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
950 AM CDT THU MAR 19 2015

...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO EXPAND ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL
AND NORTHEAST WISCONSIN...

.SYNOPSIS...
ACCORDING TO THE MIDWEST CLIMATE CENTER...PRECIPITATION TOTALS OVER
THE LAST 30 DAYS HAVE AVERAGED LESS THAN 50 PERCENT OF NORMAL ACROSS
THE ENTIRE REGION. THE WORSE CONDITIONS WERE ACROSS CENTRAL WISCONSIN
INTO THE LOWER FOX VALLEY REGION WHERE PRECIPITATION TOTALS WERE
10 TO 25 PERCENT OF NORMAL.

DROUGHT LEVELS ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WISCONSIN BASED
ON THE MARCH 19TH DROUGHT MONITOR.

D0 -- ABNORMALLY DRY OR RECOVERING FROM DROUGHT
D1 -- MODERATE DROUGHT
D2 -- SEVERE DROUGHT
D3 -- EXTREME DROUGHT
D4 -- EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT

THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES ARE UNDER (D0) ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS:

BROWN
CALUMET
DOOR
FLORENCE - EXTREME SOUTH
FOREST - SOUTHERN HALF
KEWAUNEE
LANGLADE
LINCOLN
MANITOWOC
MARATHON
MARINETTE
MENOMINEE
OCONTO
ONEIDA - SOUTHERN THIRD
OUTAGAMIE
PORTAGE
SHAWANO
WAUPACA
WAUSHARA
WINNEBAGO
WOOD

.RIVER LEVELS...
DUE TO THE RECENT SNOW MELT...RIVER LEVELS CONTINUE TO RUN NEAR
NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.

.WATER QUALITY...
WHEN WATER LEVELS BECOME LOW...NAVIGATION ON CERTAIN PORTIONS OF
RIVERS ARE AFFECTED. ROCKS AND OTHER STRUCTURES NORMALLY WELL
SUBMERGED MAY BE EXPOSED OR MAY LIE JUST UNDER THE WATER SURFACE
CREATING DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR BOATERS. FISHING OF SOME STREAMS
MAY BE IMPACTED DUE TO LOW WATER AND WARM WATER TEMPERATURES.

.FIRE WEATHER...
THE FIRE DANGER AS OF THURSDAY MARCH 19TH. CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY
WORSEN INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK UNTIL MORE SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION
ARRIVES DURING THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

LOW CATEGORY - VILAS...ONEIDA...FOREST AND FLORENCE
    MODERATE - DOOR...LANGLADE...LINCOLN...MARATHON...MARINETTE...
               MENOMINEE...OCONTO AND SHAWANO
        HIGH - BROWN...CALUMET...KEWAUNEE...MANITOWOC...OUTAGAMIE...
               PORTAGE...WAUPACA...WINNEBAGO AND WOOD
   VERY HIGH - WAUSHARA

.FORECAST...
THERE IS A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY.
PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WILL BE MINOR AND HAVE LITTLE IMPACT
ON THE ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE REGION.

.ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT
INVOLVING NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL
CLIMATIC DATA CENTER...THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE...STATE AND REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER CLIMATOLOGISTS...
AND THE NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER.

INFORMATION FOR THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT HAS BEEN
GATHERED FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN
WISCONSIN... NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER...WILD LAND FIRE
ASSESSMENT SYSTEM...NOAA CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...MIDWEST
REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...
UNTIED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY...UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF
ENGINEERS... WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES...AND THE
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL
STATISTICS SERVICE WISCONSIN.

RELATED WEBSITES...THE FOLLOWING WEB SITES WERE REFERENCED TO
ACCESS INFORMATION FOR THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT.

LOCAL WEATHER...
CLIMATE AND WATER INFORMATION-
    HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/CLIMATE/INDEX.PHP?WFO=GRB
UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY-
    HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV
MIDWEST REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER-
    HTTP://MRCC.SWS.UIUC.EDU
U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR-
    HTTP://WWW.DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU/
WILD LAND FIRE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM-
    HTTP://WWW.WFAS.NET
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES-
 HTTP://DNR.WI.GOV

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