730  
AXUS74 KARX 141215  
DGTARX  
IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ079-086>088-094>096-WIZ017-029-032>034-  
041>044-053>055-061-211159-  
 
DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI  
556 AM CDT THU DEC 14 2017  
   
..STILL ABNORMALLY DRY IN PARTS OF THE AREA
 
 
SYNOPSIS...  
 
FROM NOVEMBER 28TH THROUGH DECEMBER 12TH, UP TO A THIRD OF AN INCH  
FELL ACROSS NORTHEAST IOWA AND ANYWHERE FROM A HALF TO THREE-  
QUARTERS OF AN INCH IN NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN. SINCE THE NORMAL  
PRECIPITATION FOR THIS TIME PERIOD WAS AROUND A TWO-THIRDS OF AN  
INCH, THERE WAS A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE PRECIPITATION DEFICITS  
(ANYWHERE FROM 1.7 TO 4 INCHES) WHICH HAVE DEVELOPED SINCE AUGUST  
1ST.  
 
AT THIS TIME, THE ONLY PLACES IN THE LA CROSSE HYDROLOGIC SERVICE  
AREA TO REMAIN ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) ARE EASTERN TAYLOR COUNTY IN  
NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN AND IN CHICKASAW AND FLOYD COUNTIES IN  
NORTHEAST IOWA.  
 
SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...  
 
LOCAL AREA AFFECTED.  
 
ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) CONDITIONS REMAIN ACROSS EASTERN TAYLOR COUNTY  
IN NORTH-CENTRAL AND CENTRAL WISCONSIN AND IN CHICKASAW AND FLOYD  
COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST IOWA.  
 
STATE /LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTIONS.  
 
NO KNOW ACTIONS ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE.  
 
FIRE DANGER HAZARDS.  
 
AS OF THE MORNING OF DECEMBER 12TH, THERE WAS LOW FIRE DANGER  
ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN AND NORTHEAST IOWA.  
 
AS A REMINDER, CITIZENS SHOULD ALWAYS CHECK WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS IN  
THEIR AREA BEFORE UNDERTAKING ANY OUTSIDE BURNING. CITIZENS ARE  
LIABLE FOR DAMAGES AND SUPPRESSION COSTS OF ANY WILDFIRE THEY MAY  
START.  
 
RIVER AND STREAM FLOW CONDITIONS.  
 
AS OF DECEMBER 12TH, THE BLACK RIVER IN NORTH-CENTRAL AND  
WEST-CENTRAL WISCONSIN WAS RUNNING NEAR NORMAL.  
 
CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY...  
 
FROM AUGUST 1ST THROUGH DECEMBER 12TH PRECIPITATION DEFICITS RANGE  
FROM 1.7 TO 4 INCHES ACROSS PARTS OF NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN. DUE  
TO THIS, ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) CONDITIONS EXIST ACROSS FLOYD AND  
CHICKASAW COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST IOWA AND EASTERN TAYLOR COUNTY IN  
NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN.  
 
PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...  
 
FROM DECEMBER 14TH THROUGH DECEMBER 19TH, TEMPERATURES WILL AVERAGE  
WARMER-THAN-NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION WILL AVERAGE BELOW-NORMAL.  
DURING THIS TIME FRAME, THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES RANGE FROM 16  
TO 21 DEGREES AND THE NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS AROUND A QUARTER OF AN  
INCH.  
 
BEYOND THIS TIME FRAME THE 8 TO 14 DAY FORECAST (DECEMBER 20TH  
THROUGH DECEMBER 26TH) FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER (CPC)  
CALLS FOR BELOW-NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE-NORMAL PRECIPITATION.  
DURING THIS TIME FRAME, THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES RANGE FROM 14  
TO 19 DEGREES AND THE NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS AROUND 3 TENTHS OF AN  
INCH.  
 
THE CPC SEASONAL OUTLOOK FOR JANUARY THROUGH MARCH 2018 HAS ENHANCED  
CHANCES OF COLDER- AND WETTER-THAN-NORMAL FOR THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI  
RIVER VALLEY.  
 
NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...  
 
THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 18TH.  
 

 
   
RELATED WEB SITES
 
 
LOCAL DROUGHT SITE...  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ARX/DROUGHT  
LOCAL DROUGHT MONITORING SITE...  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ARX/DROUGHTMONITORING  
U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...  
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM/MONITOR.HTML  
NIDIS...  
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV  
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...  
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/  
MIDWESTERN REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER (MRCC)...  
HTTP://MRCC.ISWS.ILLINOIS.EDU/  
ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...  
NWS - HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP/INDEX.PHP?  
LOCATION_TYPE=WFO&LOCATION_NAME=ARX  
US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV/  
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - HTTP://WWW.MVR.USACE.ARMY.MIL/  
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...  
 
THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING NOAA`S  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER, THE  
USDA, STATE AND REGIONAL CENTER CLIMATOLOGISTS AND THE NATIONAL  
DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER. INFORMATION FOR THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN  
GATHERED FROM NWS AND FAA OBSERVATION SITES, STATE COOPERATIVE  
EXTENSION SERVICES AND THE US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND USGS.  
   
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
 
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION  
STATEMENT, PLEASE CONTACT THE NWS LA CROSSE AT:  
 
E-MAIL: NWS.LACROSSE@NOAA.GOV  
TELEPHONE: 608-784-8275  
 
THE CLIMATE FOCAL POINT AT THE NWS LA CROSSE IS JEFF BOYNE.  
 

 
 
BOYNE  
 
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