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AXUS73 KILX 061221  
DGTILX  
ILC019-041-045-147-183-131230-  
 
DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL  
721 AM CDT SAT AUG 6 2022  
 
...SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS CONTINUE OVER EAST-CENTRAL  
ILLINOIS...  
 
.SYNOPSIS:  
 
.DROUGHT INTENSITY AND EXTENT: MUCH NEEDED RAIN, AS MUCH AS 3  
INCHES, FELL IN THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF AUGUST IN THE SEVERE DROUGHT  
(D2) AREA, AFTER JULY BROUGHT ANOTHER MONTH OF VERY DRY  
CONDITIONS. THIS RAIN WAS LIKELY ENOUGH TO PREVENT ANY WORSENING  
OF THE DROUGHT, AND COULD BE ENOUGH TO START IMPROVEMENT IN  
DROUGHT CONDITIONS, ESPECIALLY IF FOLLOWED BY MORE RAIN IN THE  
UPCOMING DAYS. NEVERTHELESS, LONGSTANDING PRECIPITATION DEFICITS  
HAVE BEEN ONGOING SINCE APRIL, AND CROPS HAVE SUFFERED DAMAGE  
WHICH LIKELY CANNOT BE REVERSED THIS LATE IN THE GROWING SEASON.  
THIS WEEK'S DROUGHT MONITOR RELEASED THE MORNING OF AUGUST 4 HAS  
NOT YET ASSESSED THE EFFECTS OF MUCH OF THE RAINFALL FROM EARLY  
AUGUST, AND THEREFORE VERY LITTLE CHANGE WAS MADE TO D1  
(MODERATE) AND D2 (SEVERE) DROUGHT AREAS IN EAST-CENTRAL  
ILLINOIS.  
 
SEVERE DROUGHT (D2) REMAINS THROUGH MUCH OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY AND  
PARTS OF VERMILION AND PIATT COUNTIES. MODERATE DROUGHT (D1)  
EXTENDS THROUGH NEARBY COUNTIES FROM DE WITT AND MACON EASTWARD  
INTO VERMILION AND EDGAR COUNTIES.  
 
.PRECIPITATION: FROM AUGUST 1 TO 4, AROUND 2 INCHES OF RAIN, WITH  
LOCALLY UP TO 3 INCHES, FELL IN THE D2 AREA IN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY  
AND PORTIONS OF NEARBY COUNTIES. THIS IS A GOOD START TO REACHING  
THE AUGUST NORMAL OF 3 TO 3.5 INCHES IN THE AREA. NEVERTHELESS,  
PRECIPITATION DEFICITS HAVE BEEN ONGOING SINCE APRIL, AND THE  
TOTAL SINCE APRIL REMAINS MORE THAN 6 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.  
 
SOME SELECTED MONTHLY TOTALS IN INCHES ARE LISTED BELOW:  
 
APR MAY JUN JUL AUGUST TOTAL NORMAL  
1-5 TOTAL  
FISHER 2.88 3.49 2.47 2.09 0.91 11.84  
OGDEN 3.10 3.61 1.68 1.46 2.16 12.01  
PHILO 2.65 3.49 1.09 2.10 0.62 9.96  
RANTOUL 3.59 3.34 1.35 2.51 2.29 13.11  
SIDELL 3.03 3.64 0.60 1.61 1.76 10.79  
TUSCOLA 2.82 2.82 0.91 3.13 1.52 11.20 18.43  
URBANA 2.52 4.12 0.81 2.42 2.43 12.30 18.34  
 
.HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS: 7-DAY AVERAGE STREAMFLOW IS AS LOW AS 7%  
OF NORMAL RANGING UP TO 200% OF NORMAL DUE TO RECENT RAINFALL IN  
THE PAST WEEK.  
 
.SUMMARY OF IMPACTS:  
 
.AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS: IN THE D2 AREAS, CORN AND BEAN CROPS ARE  
STUNTED WITH LEAF CURLING OCCURRING. APPLE TREE LEAVES ARE YELLOW  
AND FALLING OFF. APPLES ARE ALSO FALLING OFF OF TREES. GRASS IS  
DYING IN SPOTS AND TREES/SHRUBS ARE IN NEED OF WATERING.  
 
.DROUGHT MITIGATION ACTIONS: NONE REPORTED.  
 
.LOCAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK: PRECIPITATION CHANCES ARE FORECAST MONDAY  
AND MONDAY NIGHT, AND FORECAST AMOUNTS ARE AROUND A HALF INCH.  
AFTER THIS, RAINFALL IS NOT FORECAST THROUGH THE WORK WEEK. THE 6  
TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST 11 THROUGH AUGUST 15 FAVORS 50-60%  
PROBABILITIES OF BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION, AND THE 8 TO 14 DAY  
OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST 13 THROUGH AUGUST 19 FAVORS 40-50%  
PROBABILITIES OF BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. TEMPERATURES DURING  
THIS STRETCH LOOK TO BE ABOVE NORMAL. THEREFORE, AFTER MONDAY,  
CONDITIONS LOOK LIKELY TO DETERIORATE AGAIN.  
   
NEXT ISSUANCE DATE
 
 
IF SEVERE DROUGHT (D2) OR WORSE CONDITIONS PERSIST, THE NEXT  
DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ON OR NEAR THURSDAY,  
AUGUST 11. THIS PRODUCT WILL CONTINUE TO BE ISSUED UNTIL  
LOCATIONS IN THE NWS LINCOLN FORECAST AREA ARE NO LONGER  
DESIGNATED AS BEING IN SEVERE (D2) OR WORSE DROUGHT.  
   
RELATED WEBSITES
 
 
LOCAL WEATHER, WATER, AND CLIMATE INFORMATION...  
CENTRAL ILLINOIS NWS OFFICE......HTTPS://WEATHER.GOV/ILX  
 
ADDITIONAL RIVER AND CLIMATE INFORMATION...  
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY...........HTTPS://WATER.USGS.GOV/  
 
ROCK ISLAND CORPS OF ENGINEERS...HTTPS://WWW.MVR.USACE.ARMY.MIL/  
ST. LOUIS CORPS OF ENGINEERS.....HTTPS://WWW.MVS.USACE.ARMY.MIL/  
LOUISVILLE CORPS OF ENGINEERS....HTTPS://WWW.LRL.USACE.ARMY.MIL/  
 
ILLINOIS STATE CLIMATOLOGIST.........  
HTTPS://STATECLIMATOLOGIST.WEB.ILLINOIS.EDU  
 
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER........HTTPS://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/  
 
U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR.............  
HTTPS://WWW.DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU/  
U.S. DROUGHT PORTAL..............HTTPS://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV/  
U.S. DROUGHT IMPACT REPORTER....  
HTTPS://WWW.DROUGHTREPORTER.UNL.EDU/  
   
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
 
 
THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING  
NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CENTERS FOR  
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION, THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,  
STATE AND REGIONAL CLIMATOLOGISTS, AND THE NATIONAL DROUGHT  
MITIGATION CENTER. INFORMATION FOR THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN  
GATHERED FROM NWS AND FAA OBSERVATION SITES, COOPERATIVE  
EXTENSION SERVICES, THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, AND THE  
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.  
   
CONTACT INFORMATION
 
 
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS STATEMENT, PLEASE  
CONTACT:  
 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
1362 STATE ROUTE 10  
LINCOLN, IL 62656  
PHONE: 217-732-3089  
E-MAIL: NWS.LINCOLN@NOAA.GOV  
 

 
 
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