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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO  
220 PM CDT FRI OCT 11 2018  
   
..SEVERE DROUGHT LINGERS OVER A SMALL AREA OF CENTRAL MISSOURI
 
 
CURRENTLY...WITHIN THE NWS SPRINGFIELD COUNTY WARNING AREA (CWA),  
ONLY A VERY SMALL PORTION OF NORTHERN MORGAN COUNTY REMAINS  
CLASSIFIED AS BEING IN SEVERE DROUGHT(D2).  
 
MOST LOCATIONS RECEIVED AN INCH OF RAIN DURING THE WEEK ENDING ON  
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10TH.  
 
MODERATE DROUGHT (D1) REMAINED GENERALLY THE SAY WITH SOME MINOR  
IMPROVEMENTS.  
 
THERE ARE STILL LINGERING IMPACTS TO AGRICULTURE AND LIVE STOCK DUE  
TO THE ON-GOING DROUGHT CONDITIONS.  
 
THERE WILL BE CHANCES FOR RAINFALL THROUGH THE UPCOMING WEEKEND AND  
INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK, WHICH SHOULD HELP CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT OF  
DROUGHT CONDITIONS OVER THE REGION.  
 
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION, PLEASE REFER TO THE FOLLOWING  
DOCUMENT ON THE NWS SPRINGFIELD WEB SITE:  
 
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDIA/SGF/DROUGHT/DROUGHT.PDF  
 
NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...  
 
IF SEVERE DROUGHT (D2) OR WORSE CONDITIONS PERSIST, THE NEXT DROUGHT  
INFORMATION STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ON OR NEAR FRIDAY OCTOBER 19TH.  
 
THIS PRODUCT WILL CONTINUE TO BE ISSUED WEEKLY UNTIL ALL LOCATIONS  
IN THE NWS SPRINGFIELD COUNTY WARNING AREA HAVE IMPROVED TO MODERATE  
DROUGHT (D1), ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) OR HAVE NO DROUGHT DESIGNATION.  
 

 
 
DROUGHT (D0-D4) CLASSIFICATION  
 
D0 ABNORMALLY DRY  
D1 MODERATE DROUGHT  
D2 SEVERE DROUGHT  
D3 EXTREME DROUGHT  
D4 EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT  
 
RELATED WEB SITES...  
 
LOCAL WEATHER, CLIMATE, AND WATER INFORMATION:  
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SGF  
 
MIDWEST CLIMATE CENTER DROUGHT INFORMATION PAGE:  
HTTP://MCC.SWS.UIUC.EDU/CLIWATCH/DROUGHT/DROUGHT.JSP  
 
MISSOURI STATE CLIMATOLOGIST: HTTP://CLIMATE.MISSOURI.EDU  
 
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES DROUGHT PAGE:  
HTTP://WWW.DNR.MO.GOV/ENV/WRC/DROUGHTUPDATE.HTM  
 
U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR: HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU/  
 
U.S. DROUGHT PORTAL: HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.GOV  
 
U.S. DROUGHT REPORTER: HTTP://DROUGHTREPORTER.UNL.EDU/MAP  
 
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER: HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/  
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...  
 
THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR IS A WEEKLY COLLABORATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN A  
NUMBER OF STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES INCLUDING THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE, THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AND THE NATIONAL  
DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER.  
 
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...  
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT:  
 
GENE HATCH  
CLIMATE SERVICES PROGRAM LEADER  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO  
GENE.HATCH@NOAA.GOV  
 
OR  
 
MEGAN TERRY  
SERVICE HYDROLOGIST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO  
MEGAN.TERRY@NOAA.GOV  
 

 
 
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