407  
AXUS73 KPAH 022143  
DGTPAH  
ILC003-047-055-059-065-069-077-081-087-127-145-151-153-165-181-  
185-191-193-199-INC051-125-129-147-163-173-KYC007-033-035-039-047-  
055-059-075-083-101-105-107-139-143-145-149-157-177-219-221-225-  
233-MOC017-023-031-035-133-143-157-181-201-207-223-092130-  
 
DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY  
343 PM CST FRI DEC 2 2022 /443 PM EST FRI DEC 2 2022/  
   
..STATUS QUO THIS WEEK AS THE REGION AWAITS MORE RAIN
 
 
SYNOPSIS...  
 
AN AREA OF EXTREME DROUGHT /D3/ CONTINUES ACROSS A SMALL PART OF  
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND FAR SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.  
 
THE AREA OF SEVERE DROUGHT /D2/ COVERS PARTS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI,  
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND MOST OF WEST KENTUCKY.  
 
MODERATE DROUGHT /D1/ COVERS THE REST OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI,  
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA.  
 
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE CUTOFF FOR PRECIPITATION  
INCORPORATED INTO THE WEEKLY DROUGHT MONITOR IS TUESDAY MORNING.  
THE WEEKLY DROUGHT MONITOR IS ISSUED THURSDAY MORNING.  
 
SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...  
 
SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS.  
TOPSOIL CONDITIONS HAVE IMPROVED WITH EVEN SMALL AMOUNTS OF WEEKLY  
RAINFALL WHILE SUBSOIL CONDITIONS REMAIN IN POOR CONDITION.  
 
FIRE DANGER IMPACTS.  
MOST BURN BANS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED ACROSS THE AREA. ALWAYS CHECK  
WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS BEFORE BURNING.  
 
CLIMATE SUMMARY...  
 
THERE WERE A COUPLE OF CHANCES FOR RAIN DURING THE LAST WEEK. MOST  
RAIN FELL OVER THE WEEKEND WHEN A LOT OF THE AREA SAW UP TO 1/2  
INCH. MANY AREAS ARE STILL MORE THAN 5 INCHES BELOW NORMAL  
FOR RAINFALL SINCE SEPTEMBER 1.  
 
PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...  
 
THERE ARE A SEVERAL CHANCES OF RAIN COMING UP. THE FIRST IS  
TONIGHT. AFTER A DRY WEEKEND, AND UNSETTLED PERIOD OF WEATHER IS  
POSSIBLE FOR MUCH OF NEXT WEEK. HIGHEST CHANCES CURRENTLY ARE  
CENTERED FROM LATER MONDAY INTO TUESDAY AND AGAIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT  
INTO THURSDAY. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES APPEAR  
POSSIBLE.  
 
THE 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR DECEMBER 10 THROUGH DECEMBER 16 CALLS  
FOR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.  
NORMAL PRECIPITATION DURING THIS TIME PERIOD IS BETWEEN THREE-  
QUARTERS OF AN INCH AND JUST UNDER ONE INCH.  
 
HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...  
 
STREAM FLOWS ON AREA RIVERS ARE STILL GENERALLY RUNNING NORMAL TO  
BELOW NORMAL.  
 
NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...  
 
THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED WHEN A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN DROUGHT  
STATUS TAKES PLACE. THAT INCLUDES A CHANGE IN THE AREA COVERED BY  
SEVERE DROUGHT, AN INCREASE IN THE DROUGHT SEVERITY LEVEL, OR  
ERADICATION OF THE SEVERE DROUGHT. STATEMENTS MAY BE ISSUED MORE  
FREQUENTLY IF NECESSARY.  
 
RELATED WEB SITES... ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CURRENT DROUGHT  
CONDITIONS MAY BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESSES:  
 
LOCAL WEATHER, WATER AND CLIMATE INFORMATION...  
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/PADUCAH U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...  
HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU U.S. DROUGHT PORTAL...  
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV MIDWESTERN REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...  
HTTP://MRCC.SWS.UIUC.EDU CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...  
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NOAA.GOV USDA NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS  
SERVICE... HTTP://WWW.NASS.USDA.GOV USGS STREAMFLOW INFORMATION...  
HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE  
(AHPS)... HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/AHPS/INDEX.PHP?WFO=PAH  
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS... THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT  
INVOLVING THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR  
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION, THE USDA, STATE AND REGIONAL CENTER  
CLIMATOLOGISTS AND THE NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER.  
INFORMATION FOR THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN GATHERED FROM THE NWS AND  
FAA OBSERVATION SITES, COOPERATIVE NETWORK STATIONS, THE USGS, AND  
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS.  
 
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...  
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT  
INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT...  
 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
8250 KENTUCKY HIGHWAY 3520  
WEST PADUCAH, KY 42086  
PHONE: 270-744-6440  
W-PAH.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV  
 

 
 
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