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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN  
430 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017  
   
..EXTREME DROUGHT /D3/ CONDITIONS CONTINUE
 
   
..SEVERE DROUGHT /D2/ CONDITIONS RETREAT
 
 
SYNOPSIS...THE LATEST U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR VALID MARCH 21ST SHOWS  
THE EXTREME DROUGHT /D3/ IMPACTED AREAS REMAIN UNCHANGED. AREAS  
INCLUDED ARE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF BRADLEY AND POLK COUNTIES IN EAST  
TENNESSEE, AND ALL OF CHEROKEE AND CLAY COUNTIES IN NORTH CAROLINA.  
 
THE SEVERE DROUGHT /D2/ IMPACTED AREA RETREATED SLIGHTLY, AND NOW  
INCLUDE, IN EAST TENNESSEE, MOST OF MCMINN AND MONROE COUNTIES...  
NORTHERN PORTIONS OF BRADLEY AND POLK COUNTIES...AND SOUTHERN  
PORTIONS OF HAMILTON, BLOUNT, AND SEVIER COUNTIES.  
 
SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS REFLECT SLIGHT IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE PAST  
THREE WEEKS.  
 
THE CLIMATE OUTLOOK CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL AND ABOVE  
NORMAL TEMPERATURES FROM NOW THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF APRIL.  
 
THE NEXT DROUGHT STATEMENT IS EXPECTED NEXT WEEK.  
 

 
 
RELATED WEB SITES...  
 
FOR MORE DROUGHT INFORMATION...VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT  
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MORRISTOWN  
 
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT TENNESSEE DROUGHT...VISIT  
WWW.TN.GOV/ENVIRONMENT/TOPIC/WR-DROUGHT-PLANNING  
 
FOR INFORMATION FROM THE TENNESSEE DIVISION OF FORESTRY...VISIT  
WWW.TN.GOV/AGRICULTURE/TOPIC/AG-EAC-FORESTRY  
 
RADAR ESTIMATED PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM...  
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP  
 
STREAMFLOWS ARE OBTAINED FROM THE USGS AT...  
HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/INDEX.PHP  
 
LAKE LEVELS FOR THE TENNESSEE RIVER LAKES CAN BE OBTAINED FROM  
HTTP://WWW.TVA.GOV/ENVIRONMENT/LAKE-LEVELS  
 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS...  
 
SOME DATA USED IN THIS STATEMENT WERE PROVIDED BY THE U.S.  
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE...THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY...THE  
TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY...AND THE STATE OF TENNESSEE.  
 
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...  
 
FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THE DROUGHT...CONTACT:  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN  
5974 COMMERCE BLVD  
MORRISTOWN TN 37814  
PHONE: 423-586-3771  
SR-MRX.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV  
 

 
 
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