971  
AXUS73 KLBF 212121 RRA  
DGTLBF  
NEZ004>010-022>029-035>038-056>059-069>071-094-232359-  
 
DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
420 PM CDT SAT APR 21 2018  
 
...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT ACROSS A SMALL PORTION  
OF SOUTHEASTERN FRONTIER COUNTY...  
 
PRECIPITATION OVER THE LAST THIRTY DAYS WAS ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS  
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. ELSEWHERE...PRECIPITATION OVER THE LAST 30  
DAYS WAS RUNNING 50 TO AROUND 100 PERCENT OF NORMAL. EVEN WITH THE  
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...WELL BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES...HAVE  
LIMITED MOISTURE DEPLETION FROM SOIL OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS.  
 
AS OF APRIL 19...ACCORDING TO THE US DROUGHT MONITOR...ABNORMALLY  
DRY CONDITIONS WERE OCCURRING ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF  
FRONTIER COUNTY.  
 
THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING APRIL 27TH THROUGH MAY  
1ST...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WEST OF A LINE FROM  
AINSWORTH TO BROKEN BOW WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES EAST OF THIS  
LINE. BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST DURING THE PERIOD FOR  
ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.  
 
THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING APRIL 29TH THROUGH MAY  
5TH...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL  
PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.  
 
ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST OUTLOOK FOR  
MAY CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL  
TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION.  
 
THE LATEST 3 MONTH OUTLOOK COVERING MAY...JUNE AND JULY...FOR  
WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL  
TEMPERATURES SOUTH OF A LINE FROM OSHKOSH TO BROKEN BOW. NORTH OF  
THIS LINE...EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL  
TEMPERATURES IS FORECAST. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE SAME  
PERIOD IS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL  
PRECIPITATION ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.  
 
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 OR NEAR THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE  
MONTH. THE NEXT ISSUANCE WILL BE MAY 17TH 2018.  
 

 
 
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