739  
AXUS73 KLBF 212137 RRA  
DGTLBF  
NEZ004>010-022>029-035>038-056>059-069>071-094-232359-  
 
DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
437 PM CDT THU JUN 21 2018  
 
...NO DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH  
CENTRAL NEBRASKA...  
 
PRECIPITATION OVER THE LAST THIRTY DAYS WAS ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS  
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN NEBRASKA...AND  
PORTIONS OF THE WESTERN SANDHILLS. PRECIPITATION WAS NEAR NORMAL  
ELSEWHERE WITH BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OCCURRING OVER THE  
NORTHEASTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE.  
 
AS OF JUNE 21...ACCORDING TO THE US DROUGHT MONITOR...NO DROUGHT OR  
ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS WERE OCCURRING ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH  
CENTRAL NEBRASKA.  
 
THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING JUNE 27TH THROUGH JULY  
1ST...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND  
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST  
DURING THE PERIOD FOR NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...WHILE NEAR NORMAL  
PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST ELSEWHERE.  
 
THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING JUNE 29TH THROUGH JULY  
5TH...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK  
CALLS FOR NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION IN SOUTHWESTERN NEBRASKA...WITH  
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FORECAST ELSEWHERE.  
 
ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST OUTLOOK FOR  
JULY CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR LOCATIONS GENERALLY  
EAST OF A LINE FROM ONEILL TO CURTIS. WEST OF THIS LINE...THE  
FORECAST IS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL  
TEMPERATURES. THE PRECIPITATION FORECAST IS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR  
ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR PRECIPITATION.  
 
THE LATEST 3 MONTH OUTLOOK COVERING JULY...AUGUST AND  
SEPTEMBER...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF WESTERN  
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE PERIOD  
CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL.  
 
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 JULY 19TH 2018.  
 

 
 
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