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AXUS73 KLBF 200057 RRA  
DGTLBF  
NEZ004>010-022>029-035>038-056>059-069>071-094-222399-  
 
DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
757 PM CDT THU OCT 19 2017  
 
...ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTH  
CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND THE SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE...  
 
PRECIPITATION OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL  
NEBRASKA WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL. MOST LOCATIONS HAD SEEN 200 TO 300  
PERCENT OF NORMAL PRECIPITATION SINCE THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER. THE  
EXCEPTION WAS OVER THE NORTHEASTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE WHERE  
PRECIPITATION WAS 100 TO 200 PERCENT OF NORMAL FOR THE PAST 30 DAYS.  
 
AS OF OCTOBER 19TH ACCORDING TO THE US DROUGHT MONITOR...ABNORMALLY  
DRY CONDITIONS WERE OCCURRING ACROSS NORTHERN CHERRY...WESTERN KEYA  
PAHA...SOUTHWESTERN GARDEN AND WESTERN DEUEL COUNTIES.  
 
THE LATEST 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING OCTOBER 25TH THROUGH OCTOBER  
29TH...CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND  
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE OUTLOOK FOR PRECIPITATION IS BELOW  
NORMAL FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.  
 
THE LATEST 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK COVERING OCTOBER 27TH THROUGH  
NOVEMBER 2ND CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF WESTERN  
AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE SAME  
PERIOD IS FOR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA.  
 
ACCORDING TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...THE LATEST OUTLOOK FOR  
NOVEMBER CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND  
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK IS FOR EQUAL  
CHANCES FOR ABOVE...BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF  
WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.  
 
THE LATEST 3 MONTH OUTLOOK FOR NOVEMBER...DECEMBER AND JANUARY...  
CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH  
CENTRAL NEBRASKA. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE SAME PERIOD 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 POINTS NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE 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 NOVEMBER 16TH 2017.  
 

 
 
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