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AXUS73 KLBF 190148  
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NEZ004>010-022>029-035>038-056>059-069>071-094-232359-  
 
DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
748 PM CST THU JAN 21 2017  
 
...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUED ACROSS MOST OF WESTERN AND  
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...  
 
PRECIPITATION OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL  
NEBRASKA WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL. MOST LOCATIONS SAW ANYWHERE FROM 100  
TO 200 PERCENT OF NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THE EXCEPTION WAS ACROSS  
FRONTIER COUNTY...WHERE PRECIPITATION WAS 50 TO 100 PERCENT OF  
NORMAL. TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW NORMAL OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS WITH  
EPISODES OF SNOW AND COLD TEMPERATURES.  
 
AS OF JANUARY 18TH...ACCORDING TO THE US DROUGHT  
MONITOR...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS WERE OCCURRING ACROSS ALL OF  
WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WESTERN  
CHERRY COUNTY...SHERIDAN COUNTY...AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF GRANT AND  
GARDEN COUNTIES.  
 
THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING JANUARY 24TH THROUGH JANUARY  
28TH...CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND  
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE OUTLOOK FOR PRECIPITATION IS NEAR  
NORMAL.  
 
THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING JANUARY 26TH THROUGH  
FEBRUARY 1ST...CALLS FOR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL  
PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.  
 
ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST OUTLOOK FOR  
FEBRUARY CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW...OR NEAR NORMAL  
TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL  
NEBRASKA.  
 
THE LATEST 3 MONTH OUTLOOK COVERING FEBRUARY...MARCH AND APRIL...FOR  
WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR  
ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK  
IS BELOW NORMAL SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80. NORTH OF THE  
INTERSTATE...THE OUTLOOK IS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW...OR  
NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.  
 
SINCE NO DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING IN THE OUTLOOK  
AREA...AN ABRIDGED DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT IS ISSUED. WHEN THE  
ONSET OF MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS BEGIN...AN EXPANDED DROUGHT  
INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE  
MONTH.  
 
   
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
 
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS INFORMATION PLEASE  
CONTACT:  
 
CHRIS BUTTLER...CLIMATE SERVICE FOCAL POINT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
NORTH PLATTE NE. EMAIL: CHRISTOPHER.BUTTLER@NOAA.GOV  
 
   
RELATED WEB SITES
 
 
LOCAL WEATHER...CLIMATE AND WATER INFORMATION  
HTTP:://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/LBF  
 
U.S. DROUGHT PORTAL HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV  
 
ADDITIONAL RIVER AND RESERVOIR INFORMATION USGS -  
HTTP://WWW.USGS.GOV/WATER CNPPID - HTTP://CNPPID.COM  
 
US DROUGHT MONITOR HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU  
 
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV  
 
   
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 
 
THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING THE NATIONAL  
WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER...THE USDA...STATE  
AND REGIONAL CENTER CLIMATOLOGISTS AND THE DROUGHT MITIGATION  
CENTER. INFORMATION FOR THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN GATHERED FROM NWS  
AND FAA OBSERVATION SITES...STATE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION  
SERVICES...USGS...AND THE CENTRAL NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER AND  
IRRIGATION DISTRICT.  
 
   
NEXT ISSUANCE
 
 
THIS PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH.  
THE NEXT ISSUANCE WILL BE FEBRUARY 15TH 2018.  
 

 
 
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