Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Green Bay, WI

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
1041 AM CDT FRI APR 10 2015

...IMPROVING DROUGHT CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF THE
REGION DURING THE NEXT WEEK...

.SYNOPSIS...
THE LATEST DROUGHT ANALYSIS AS OF APRIL 7TH DID NOT INCLUDE
THE HEAVY PRECIPITATION THAT FELL ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION
DURING THE PAST 24 TO 36 HOURS. SOME IMPROVEMENT IN DROUGHT
CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED AS THREE QUARTERS TO ONE AND A
HALF INCHES OF LIQUID PRECIPITATION (INCLUDING MELTED SNOW)
FELL ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION ON APRIL 8TH AND APRIL 9TH.

DROUGHT LEVELS ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WISCONSIN
BASED ON THE APRIL 7TH 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 (D1) ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS:

BROWN
CALUMET
KEWAUNEE
LANGLADE
LINCOLN
MANITOWOC
MARATHON
MENOMINEE
OCONTO - SOUTHWEST HALF
ONEIDA - WESTERN THIRD
OUTAGAMIE
PORTAGE
SHAWANO
VILAS - WESTERN THIRD
WAUPACA
WAUSHARA - EASTERN TWO THIRDS
WOOD - NORTHERN TWO THIRDS

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

DOOR
FLORENCE
FOREST
MARINETTE
OCONTO - NORTHEAST HALF
ONEIDA - EASTERN TWO THIRDS
VILAS - EASTERN TWO THIRDS
WAUSHARA - WESTERN THIRD
WOOD - SOUTHERN THIRD

.RIVER LEVELS...
DUE TO THE RECENT HEAVY RAINS...RIVER LEVELS WERE ON THE RISE
THIS MORNING (APRIL 10TH) AND SHOULD CONTINUE TO RISE INTO THE
WEEKEND. NO MAJOR FLOODING IS EXPECTED DUE TO THE RECENT DRY
SPELL IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH AND THE UNUSUALLY LOW SPRING WATER
LEVELS ON AREA RIVERS.

.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 IS IN THE LOW CATEGORY AS OF FRIDAY MORNING
(APRIL 10TH).

.FORECAST...
THERE IS A CHANCE OF RAIN AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY...AND
THEN AGAIN LATER NEXT WEEK.

.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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