403  
AXUS73 KSGF 131904  
DGTSGF  
 
DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO  
200 PM CDT THU SEP 13 2018  
 
...DROUGHT CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO IMPROVE OVER THE MISSOURI OZARKS  
AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS...  
 
DROUGHT CONDITIONS IMPROVED OVER SOUTHWEST MISSOURI DURING THE PAST  
TWO WEEKS. ONLY A PORTION OF MORGAN COUNTY REMAINS CLASSIFIED AS  
BEING IN SEVERE DROUGHT(D2). THIS IS DUE TO WIDESPREAD RAINFALL  
ACCUMULATIONS OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES OVER THE REGION, WHICH WERE DUE  
IN LARGE PART TO THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM GORDON.  
 
THERE ARE STILL LINGERING IMPACTS TO AGRICULTURE AND LIVE STOCK DUE  
TO THE RECENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS.  
 
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION, PLEASE REFER TO THE FOLLOWING  
DOCUMENT:  
 
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDIA/SGF/DROUGHT/DROUGHT.PDF  
 
NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...  
 
ON OR NEAR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018.  
 
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  
 

 
 
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