598  
AXUS71 KOKX 131345 CCA  
DGTOKX  
NYC103-052000-  
 
DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY  
945 AM EDT THU APR 13 2017  
 
...SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN PARTS OF  
NEW HAVEN AND NORTHWEST PARTS OF MIDDLESEX COUNTIES IN CONNECTICUT.  
 
SYNOPSIS...  
 
ALTHOUGH RECENT RAINS AND SNOW MELT ACROSS AREAS UNDER THE SEVERE  
DROUGHT HAVE HELPED TO IMPROVE DROUGHT CONDITIONS, A SUSTAINED  
PERIOD OF NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION WILL BE NECESSARY TO RETURN TO  
NORMAL LEVELS OF WATER AVAILABILITY.  
 
THE LATEST RELEASE OF THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWED CONDITIONS  
IMPROVING ACROSS PARTS OF OUR HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA.  
 
THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS UPDATED WEEKLY WITH THE LATEST CONDITIONS  
AVAILABLE ONLINE.  
 
SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS...  
 
THE LATEST CROP MOISTURE INDEX ISSUED BY THE CLIMATE PREDICTION  
CENTER INDICATED BELOW NORMAL SOIL MOISTURE ACROSS THE AREAS UNDER  
THE SEVERE DROUGHT.  
 
GROUNDWATER CONDITIONS...  
 
THE USGS GROUND WATER LEVEL NETWORK SHOWS THAT NUMEROUS WELLS ACROSS  
AREAS UNDER THE SEVERE DROUGHT ARE RUNNING BELOW NORMAL. IT  
TYPICALLY TAKES A LONG TIME ON THE ORDER OF WEEKS FOR GROUND WATER  
TABLES TO RESPOND TO RAINFALL...OR TO THE LACK OF RAINFALL.  
 
RIVER AND STREAMFLOW CONDITIONS...  
 
FLOWS ON STREAMS ACROSS AREAS UNDER THE MODERATE DROUGHT ARE BELOW  
NORMAL.  
 
RESERVOIRS...  
 
RESERVOIR LEVELS ACROSS THE NEW YORK CITY WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM WERE 3  
PERCENT ABOVE NORMAL. RESERVOIR LEVELS ACROSS THE COMBINED 13  
NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY RESERVOIRS ARE 5 PERCENT ABOVE NORMAL.  
 
THE LATEST CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK VALID FROM  
APRIL 18TH THROUGH THE 22ND SUGGESTS BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND  
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA. THE 8  
TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK VALID FROM APRIL 20TH THROUGH THE 26TH SUGGESTS  
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE  
HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA.  
 
NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...  
 
THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED ON MAY 5TH OR SOONER IF NECESSARY IN  
RESPONSE TO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN CONDITIONS.  
 

 
 
RELATED WEB SITES... ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CURRENT DROUGHT  
CONDITIONS MAY BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESSES...  
 
US DROUGHT MONITOR...HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM/MONITOR.HTML NOAA  
DROUGHT PAGE...HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.NOAA.GOV CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER  
(CPC)...HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV NORTHEAST REGIONAL CLIMATE  
CENTER...HTTP://WWW.NRCC.CORNELL.EDU NEW YORK STATE CLIMATE  
OFFICE...HTTP://NYSC.EAS.CORNELL.EDU  
 
ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION... NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE...HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV US GEOLOGICAL  
SURVEY...HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV US ARMY CORPS OF  
ENGINEERS...HTTP://WWW.USACE.ARMY.MIL  
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS... THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT  
INVOLVING THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CENTERS FOR  
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION...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... STATE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICES...THE  
USDA...USACE AND USGS.  
 
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS... IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT  
THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT...  
 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
175 BROOKHAVEN AVENUE  
UPTON NY 11973  
PHONE...631-924-0037  
OKX.WEBWASTER@NOAA.GOV  
 
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