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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI  
700 AM CDT WED NOV 22 2017  
   
..STILL ABNORMALLY DRY IN EASTERN TAYLOR COUNTY
 
 
SYNOPSIS...  
 
FROM NOVEMBER 14TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 21ST, ANYWHERE FROM A TENTH TO A  
HALF INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN. IN  
OUR AREA, THE HIGHEST PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS 0.22 INCHES IN  
MEDFORD. SINCE THE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THIS TIME PERIOD WAS  
AROUND A HALF INCH, THERE WAS A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE PRECIPITATION  
DEFICITS (AROUND 3 INCHES) WHICH HAVE DEVELOPED SINCE AUGUST 1ST.  
 
AT THIS TIME THE ONLY PLACE IN THE LA CROSSE HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA  
TO REMAIN ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) IS EASTERN TAYLOR COUNTY IN NORTH-  
CENTRAL WISCONSIN.  
 
SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...  
 
LOCAL AREA AFFECTED.  
 
ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) REMAINS ACROSS EASTERN TAYLOR COUNTY IN  
NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN.  
 
STATE /LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTIONS.  
 
NO KNOW ACTIONS ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE.  
 
SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS.  
 
WISCONSIN...  
 
TOPSOIL MOISTURE SUPPLIES WERE RATED 0 PERCENT VERY SHORT,  
4 PERCENT SHORT, 86 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 10 PERCENT SURPLUS.  
 
SUBSOIL MOISTURE SUPPLIES WERE RATED 1 PERCENT VERY SHORT,  
5 PERCENT SHORT, 87 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 7 PERCENT SURPLUS.  
 
AGRICULTURE IMPACTS.  
 
WISCONSIN...  
 
ACCORDING TO USDA'S NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE, THERE  
WERE 4.5 DAYS SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK FOR THE WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER  
19, 2017. TEMPERATURES WERE CLOSE TO NORMAL THIS WEEK, WITH LIGHT  
RAINS AND HEAVY FOG ON SEVERAL DAYS. THE CORN FOR GRAIN HARVEST  
PROGRESSED SLOWLY STATEWIDE AS GRAIN MOISTURES WERE STILL  
UNFAVORABLY HIGH. SEVERAL REPORTERS NOTED THAT GRAIN MOISTURES HAVE  
ACTUALLY RISEN WITH THE DAMP CONDITIONS OF THE PAST FEW WEEKS.  
FIELDS WERE REPORTEDLY SLIPPERY IN SOME AREAS, FURTHER COMPLICATING  
HARVEST ACTIVITIES. DRY, SUNNY DAYS AND FROZEN SOILS ARE NEEDED TO  
HELP BRING IN THE LAST OF THE CORN AND SOYBEANS.  
 
FIRE DANGER HAZARDS.  
 
AS OF THE MORNING OF NOVEMBER 21ST, THERE WAS LOW FIRE DANGER ACROSS  
NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN.  
 
AS A REMINDER, CITIZENS SHOULD ALWAYS CHECK WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS IN  
THEIR AREA BEFORE UNDERTAKING ANY OUTSIDE BURNING. CITIZENS ARE  
LIABLE FOR DAMAGES AND SUPPRESSION COSTS OF ANY WILDFIRE THEY MAY  
START.  
 
RIVER AND STREAM FLOW CONDITIONS.  
 
AS OF NOVEMBER 21ST, THE BLACK RIVER IN CENTRAL AND WEST-CENTRAL  
WISCONSIN WAS RUNNING NEAR NORMAL.  
 
CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY...  
 
FROM AUGUST 1ST THROUGH NOVEMBER 21ST, PRECIPITATION DEFICITS ARE  
AROUND 3 INCHES ACROSS PARTS OF NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN. DUE TO  
THIS, ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) CONDITIONS REMAIN ACROSS EASTERN TAYLOR  
COUNTY.  
 
PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...  
 
FROM NOVEMBER 22ND THROUGH NOVEMBER 28TH, TEMPERATURES WILL AVERAGE  
WARMER-THAN-NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION WILL AVERAGE BELOW-NORMAL.  
DURING THIS TIME FRAME, THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES RANGE FROM 26  
TO 31 DEGREES AND THE NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS AROUND A HALF INCH.  
 
BEYOND THIS TIME FRAME THE 8 TO 14 DAY FORECAST (NOVEMBER 29TH  
THROUGH DECEMBER 5TH) FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC) CALLS  
FOR ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION. DURING THIS TIME  
FRAME, THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES RANGE FROM 22 TO 27 DEGREES  
AND THE NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS AROUND A 4 TENTHS OF AN INCH.  
 
THE CPC SEASONAL OUTLOOK FOR JANUARY THROUGH MARCH 2018 HAS ENHANCED  
CHANCES OF COLDER- AND WETTER-THAN-NORMAL FOR THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI  
RIVER VALLEY.  
 
NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...  
 
THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH.  
 

 
   
RELATED WEB SITES
 
 
LOCAL DROUGHT SITE...  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ARX/DROUGHT  
LOCAL DROUGHT MONITORING SITE...  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ARX/DROUGHTMONITORING  
U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...  
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM/MONITOR.HTML  
NIDIS...  
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV  
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...  
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/  
MIDWESTERN REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER (MRCC)...  
HTTP://MRCC.ISWS.ILLINOIS.EDU/  
ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...  
NWS - HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP/INDEX.PHP?  
LOCATION_TYPE=WFO&LOCATION_NAME=ARX  
US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV/  
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - HTTP://WWW.MVR.USACE.ARMY.MIL/  
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...  
 
THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING NOAA`S  
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, STATE COOPERATIVE  
EXTENSION SERVICES AND THE US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND USGS.  
 
   
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
 
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION  
STATEMENT, PLEASE CONTACT THE NWS LA CROSSE AT:  
 
E-MAIL: NWS.LACROSSE@NOAA.GOV  
TELEPHONE: 608-784-8275  
 
THE CLIMATE FOCAL POINT AT THE NWS LA CROSSE IS JEFF BOYNE.  
 

 
 
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