046  
AXUS73 KSGF 091559  
DGTSGF  
KSC001-021-037-MOC009-011-015-029-039-043-057-059-065-069-077-085-  
091-097-105-109-119-125-131-141-145-149-153-161-167-169-185-203-209-  
213-215-217-225-229-112300-  
 
DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO  
1000 AM CST THU NOV 9 2017  
 
...SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS DEVELOPING ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTH  
CENTRAL MISSOURI...  
 
AREAS AFFECTED...  
 
ALL OR PORTIONS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES ARE CLASSIFIED AS HAVING  
SEVERE DROUGHT (D2) CONDITIONS...STONE...CHRISTIAN...TANEY...  
DOUGLAS...WEBSTER...WRIGHT...TEXAS...HOWELL...OREGON...DENT...  
AND SHANNON  
 
SYNOPSIS...  
 
DRIER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS HAVE PERSISTED SINCE EARLY FALL ACROSS  
SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI. RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE CURRENTLY 4 TO 8  
INCHES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE PAST 90 DAYS. THIS PERSISTENT DRIER THAN  
NORMAL WEATHER HAS RESULTED IN SOIL MOISTURE DEFICIENCIES, LOWER  
THAN NORMAL WATER STORAGE IN AREA PONDS, AND LOWER THAN NORMAL FALL  
CROP YIELDS.  
 
SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...  
 
REPORTS FROM THOSE WITH AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS IN THE SEVERE DROUGHT  
AREA INCLUDE UNAVAILABILITY OF STOCKPILED FORAGE, LIMITED PASTURE  
GROWTH, FALL PLANTINGS BEING LOST OR STRUGGLING, POND WATER LEVELS  
VERY LOW OR PONDS COMPLETELY DRY.  
 
CLIMATE SUMMARY...  
 
ABNORMALLY DRY WEATHER HAS PERSISTED SINCE THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER  
AND HAS STEADILY DETERIORATED TO MODERATE DROUGHT AND NOW SEVERE  
DROUGHT CONDITIONS. PRECIPITATION DEFICITS FOR THE LAST 90 DAYS SHOW  
THAT THIS REGION HAS RECEIVED ONLY AROUND 25 PERCENT OF THEIR NORMAL  
RAINFALL.  
 
PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...  
 
WELL BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT THREE TO  
FOUR WEEKS, WITH EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE, BELOW AND NORMAL WITH  
PRECIPITATION FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS.  
 
HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...  
 
STREAMFLOWS WERE NEAR TO BELOW NORMAL ACROSS THE REGION, ACCORDING  
TO THE USGS STREAMFLOW PERCENTILES. BRYANT CREEK NEAR TECUMSEH WAS  
AT 16 PERCENT OF THEIR NORMAL FLOW, BEAVER CREEK NEAR BRADLEYVILLE  
WAS AT 27 PERCENT OF NORMAL FLOW, NORTH FORK WHITE NEAR TECUMSEH  
WAS AT 32 PERCENT OF NORMAL, AND BULL CREEK NEAR WALNUT SHADE WAS AT  
46 PERCENT OF NORMAL.  
 
THE AREA IS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE BETWEEN ONE QUARTER AND ONE HALF  
INCH OF RAIN FROM TUESDAY TO THURSDAY OF NEXT WEEK. OTHERWISE,  
LITTLE TO NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED.  
 
NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...  
 
IF SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS PERSIST, THE NEXT DROUGH INFORMATION  
STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ON OR NEAR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23.  
 

 
 
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 DNR 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 ABOUT THIS INFORMATION,  
PLEASE CONTACT:  
 
GENE HATCH  
CLIMATE SERVICES FOCAL POINT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO  
GENE.HATCH@NOAA.GOV  
 

 
 
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