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AXUS73 KSGF 172021  
DGTSGF  
 
DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO  
320 PM CDT FRI AUG 17 2018  
   
..DROUGHT UPDATE
 
 
 
DESPITE WIDESPREAD RAINFALL ACROSS THE REGION THIS WEEK, DROUGHT  
CONDITIONS CONTINUE OVER SOUTHEAST KANSAS INTO SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL  
MISSOURI.  
 
D3 OR EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE SPREAD ACROSS PORTIONS OF  
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS, ROUGHLY ALONG A LINE FROM  
COLUMBUS KANSAS TO BUFFALO MISSOURI.  
 
D2 OR SEVERE DROUGHT SURROUNDS THE D3 AREA AND ENCOMPASSES MUCH OF  
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS, WITH POCKETS OF SEVERE  
DROUGHT DEVELOPING OVER CENTRAL MISSOURI IN MORGAN, PULASKI AND  
PHELPS COUNTIES. ANOTHER AREA OF D2 HAS DEVELOPED OVER OREGON,  
EASTERN HOWELL AND SOUTHEAST SHANNON COUNTIES IN SOUTH CENTRAL  
MISSOURI.  
 
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION PLEASE REFER TO THE  
FOLLOWING DOCUMENT:  
 
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDIA/SGF/DROUGHT/DROUGHT.PDF  
 
NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...  
 
ON OR NEAR FRIDAY, AUGUST 24TH.  
 

 
 
DROUGHT (D0-D4) CLASSIFICATION  
 
D0 ABNORMALLY DRY  
D1 MODERATE DROUGHT  
D2 SEVERE DROUGHT  
D3 EXTREME DROUGHT  
D4 EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT  
 
RELATED WEB SITES...  
 
LOCAL WEATHER, CLIMATE, AND WATER INFORMATION:  
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SGF  
 
MIDWEST CLIMATE CENTER DROUGHT INFORMATION PAGE:  
HTTP://MCC.SWS.UIUC.EDU/CLIWATCH/DROUGHT/DROUGHT.JSP  
 
MISSOURI STATE CLIMATOLOGIST: HTTP://CLIMATE.MISSOURI.EDU  
 
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES DROUGHT PAGE:  
HTTP://WWW.DNR.MO.GOV/ENV/WRC/DROUGHTUPDATE.HTM  
 
U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR: HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU/  
 
U.S. DROUGHT PORTAL: HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV  
 
U.S. DROUGHT REPORTER: HTTP://DROUGHTREPORTER.UNL.EDU/MAP  
 
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER: HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/  
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...  
 
THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR IS A WEEKLY COLLABORATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN A  
NUMBER OF STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES INCLUDING THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE, THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AND THE NATIONAL  
DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER.  
 
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...  
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT:  
 
GENE HATCH  
CLIMATE SERVICES PROGRAM LEADER  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO  
GENE.HATCH@NOAA.GOV  
 

 
 
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