399  
AXUS73 KSGF 192009 CCA  
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-  
213-215-217-225-229-201200-  
 
DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO  
248 PM CDT THU JUL 19 2018  
 
...EXTREME TO SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHEAST  
KANSAS AND SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...  
 
AREAS AFFECTED...  
 
WITHIN THE NWS SPRINGFIELD FORECAST AREA, THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR  
HAS DESIGNATED EXTREME DROUGHT(D3) CONDITIONS OVER WESTERN CHEROKEE  
COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS. SEVERE DROUGHT (D2) CONDITIONS REMAIN  
ACROSS ALL OR PORTIONS OF  
BARTON...JASPER...NEWTON...MCDONALD...BARRY...LAWRENCE...VERNON AND  
DADE COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI.  
 
SYNOPSIS...  
 
THE COMBINATION OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL  
PRECIPITATION FROM EARLY MAY THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF JULY HAS LED TO  
THE DEVELOPMENT OF EXTREME TO SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN THE  
AFFECTED AREA DESCRIBED ABOVE.  
 
SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...  
 
REPORTS OF IMPACTS IN THE SEVERE DROUGHT AREA INCLUDE: 1)GRASS NOT  
GROWING AND CORN NOT PRODUCING, 2)HAY SHORTAGES, AND 3) SELLING OF  
CATTLE DUE TO LACK OF AVAILABLE GRASS AND HAY FOR FEEDING HERDS.  
 
CLIMATE SUMMARY...  
 
WITHIN THE SEVERE DROUGHT AREA, PRECIPITATION ACCUMULATIONS WERE 3  
TO 5 INCHES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE LAST 60 DAYS, AND 6 TO 12 INCHES  
BELOW NORMAL FOR THE LAST 90 DAYS. JOPLIN HAD THEIR SECOND WARMEST  
MAY THROUGH JUNE ON RECORD AT 76.6 DEGREES...WHICH IS FIVE TO SIX  
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  
 
HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY...  
 
STREAMFLOWS WERE BELOW NORMAL ACROSS THE EXTREME TO SEVERE DROUGHT  
AREAS BUT HAVE IMPROVED SLIGHTLY WITH SOME ISOLATED STORMS THIS PAST  
WEEK.  
ACCORDING TO USGS STREAMFLOW PERCENTILES, THE SPRING RIVER AT LA  
RUSSELL, MO WAS LESS THAN 10 PERCENT OF NORMAL FLOW, SHOAL CREEK  
NEAR JOPLIN AND THE SPRING RIVER AT CARTHAGE WAS BETWEEN 10 TO 24  
PERCENT OF NORMAL FLOW.  
 
PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...  
 
THROUGH AUGUST 2 EXPECT A 65 PERCENT CHANCE OF BELOW NORMAL  
TEMPERATURES AND A 33 PERCENT CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION ABOVE  
NORMALS. FOR THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD FROM AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER  
EXPECT A 45 PERCENT CHANCE OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND A 33  
PERCENT CHANCE OF BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.  
 
NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...  
 
ON OR NEAR THURSDAY, JULY 26TH.  
 

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

 
 
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