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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
241 PM CDT THU AUG 21 2014

...DROUGHT CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO EASE ACROSS THE REGION...

.SYNOPSIS...

WHILE MUCH OF THE AREA REMAINS BELOW NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION
THROUGH THE YEAR... PERIODS OF RAINFALL THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER
COMBINED WITH COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES HAVE HELPED TO EASE
DROUGHT IMPACTS THROUGH MUCH OF NORTHERN MISSOURI AND EASTERN
KANSAS. ONLY PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL KANSAS AND WEST CENTRAL AND
CENTRAL MISSOURI REMAIN ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) AND ONLY EXTREME WESTERN
PORTIONS OF LINN COUNTY KANSAS REMAIN IN MODERATE DROUGHT (D1).

.LOCAL AREAS AFFECTED...

ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) - PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN AND EAST CENTRAL
KANSAS AND WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI AND CENTRAL MISSOURI.

COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE ABNORMALLY DRY AREA...

IN MISSOURI: HOLT... CASS... JOHNSON... PETTIS... BATES... COOPER
AND HENRY.

IN KANSAS: A PART OF OR ALL OF DONIPHAN... ATCHISON...
LEAVENWORTH... JOHNSON... MIAMI AND LINN.

MODERATE DROUGHT (D1) - PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL KANSAS AND WEST
CENTRAL MISSOURI

COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE MODERATE DROUGHT AREA...

IN KANSAS: EXTREME WESTERN LINN COUNTY

FOR THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR INFORMATION GO TO:
HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU/

.STATE AND LOCAL ACTIONS...MISSOURI AND EASTERN KANSAS HAVE BEEN
REMOVED FROM ANY FEDERAL DROUGHT DISASTER DECLARATION. THE STATE OF
KANSAS CONTINUES A DROUGHT WARNING DECLARATION FOR NORTHEASTERN AND
EAST CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE STATE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI CAN BE OBTAINED
FROM THE FOLLOWING SITE:
HTTP://WWW.DNR.MO.GOV/ENVY/RC/DROUGHTUPDATE.HTM

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING KANSAS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE
KANSAS WATER OFFICE WEB SITE AT: HTTP://WWW.KO.ORG/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATIONS DUE TO
THE DROUGHT AND DROUGHT ASSISTANCE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT THE
FARM SERVICE AGENCY HOMEPAGE AT: WWW.FSA.USDA.GOV

.CLIMATE SUMMARY...BELOW ARE SOME PRECIPITATION TOTALS FROM SELECTED
LOCATIONS ACROSS MISSOURI AND KANSAS:

JANUARY 1ST 2014 TO AUGUST 20TH 2014.

LOCATION            PRECIP         NORMAL   DEPARTURE  % NORMAL
--------           --------        ------   ---------  --------
KANSAS CITY (MCI)  23.30           25.93      -2.63       90
KANSAS CITY (MKC)  21.91           26.08      -4.17       84
OLATHE (IXD)       18.81           27.01      -8.20       70
ST. JOSEPH         24.76           25.56      -0.77       97
LEE`S SUMMIT       20.92           28.85      -7.93       73
OLATHE (OJC)       21.14           26.52      -5.38       80
KIRKSVILLE         26.87           25.88       0.99      104
SEDALIA            21.25           26.40      -5.15       80
CHILLICOTHE        24.29           25.30      -1.01       96

PRECIPITATION DEFICIT AND PERCENT OR NORMAL GRAPHICS ARE AVAILABLE
FROM THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE: WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP/

.SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS...

FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI... TOPSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 29% SHORT OR
VERY SHORT AND SUBSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 38% SHORT OR VERY SHORT.

FOR THE STATE OF KANSAS... TOPSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 45% SHORT OR VERY
SHORT AND SUBSOIL CONDITIONS WERE 54% SHORT OR VERY SHORT.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON SOIL MOISTURE CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER(CPC) WEB SITE AT:
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/SOILMST_MONITORING

.RIVER AND STREAM FLOW CONDITIONS...FLOWS ACROSS NORTHERN MISSOURI
AND NORTHEASTERN KANSAS ARE NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RIVER AND STREAM FLOW CAN BE FOUND
AT THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE: HTTP://WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV/

.AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS...

FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI... THROUGH AUGUST 18TH... PASTURE
CONDITIONS WERE RATED AS 16% POOR OR VERY POOR... HAY AND OTHER
FORAGES WERE RATED AS 7% SHORT OR VERY SHORT... STOCK WATER SUPPLIES
WERE 14% SHORT OR VERY SHORT... CORN WAS RATED AS 2% POOR OR VERY
POOR AND SOYBEANS WERE RATED AS 3% POOR OR VERY POOR.

FOR THE STATE OF KANSAS... THROUGH AUGUST 18TH... PASTURE CONDITIONS
WERE RATED AS 24% POOR OR VERY POOR... HAY AND OTHER FORAGES WERE
RATED AS 16% SHORT OR VERY SHORT... STOCK WATER SUPPLIES WERE 25%
SHORT OR VERY SHORT... CORN WAS RATED AS 15% POOR OR VERY POOR AND
SOYBEANS WERE RATED AS 10% POOR OR VERY POOR.

ADDITIONAL AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE U.S.
DROUGHT MONITOR DROUGHT REPORTER WEB SITES AT:
WWW.NASS.USDA.GOV/PUBLICATIONS/
HTTP://DROUGHTREPORTER.UNL.EDU

.FIRE DANGER IMPACTS...

THE KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDEX (KBDI) IS A DROUGHT INDEX THAT IS
SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO FIRE POTENTIAL.

THE KBDI IS BROKEN INTO 4 CATEGORIES WHICH INDICATE THE
SUSCEPTIBILITY OF GROUND FUELS TO FIRE DANGER. BELOW ARE THE 4
CATEGORIES AND A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH.

KDBI   0 TO 200 - LOW.......WET WITH LITTLE DANGER OF FIRE INITIATION
KDBI 201 TO 400 - MODERATE..DRYING OCCURRING WITH SOME FIRE DANGER
KDBI 401 TO 600 - HIGH......GROUND COVER DRY AND WILL BURN READILY
KDBI 601 TO 800 - EXTREME...DEAD AND LIVE FUELS WILL BURN READILY

THE CURRENT KBDI:
EASTERN KANSAS AND MISSOURI: LOW TO MODERATE

PALMER DROUGHT SEVERITY INDEX:
PDSI IS A LONG TERM DROUGHT SEVERITY INDEX. THE LATEST WEEKLY PDSI
INDICATES NEAR NORMAL CONDITIONS ACROSS NORTHEASTERN KANSAS AND
NORTHERN MISSOURI.

1000-HOUR DEAD FUEL MOISTURE DEPICTS LEVELS OF 16 TO 20+%. 100-HOUR
DEAD FUEL MOISTURE DEPICTS LEVELS OF 11% TO 20%. 10-HOUR DEAD FUEL
MOISTURE DEPICTS VALUES IN THE 9% TO 15% RANGE. MORE INFORMATION
RELATED TO FIRE DANGER IMPACTS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE WILDLAND
FIRE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM (WFAS) WEB SITE AT: HTTP://WWW.WFAS.NET/

.PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...THE ONE MONTH OUTLOOK FOR
SEPTEMBER CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE... BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION. THE THREE MONTH OUTLOOK FOR
SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...
BELOW OR NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND A SLIGHTLY GREATER CHANCE FOR
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION. MORE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM
THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTERS (CPC) OUTLOOK WEB SITE AT:
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/FORECASTS

.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS...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...COOPERATIVE
AND VOLUNTEER OBSERVATIONS...USDAFS...THE USDA AND USGS.

.RELATED WEB SITES...
LOCAL WEATHER...CLIMATE AND WATER INFORMATION :
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/KC/

ADDITIONAL WATER INFORMATION :
USGS - HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV/
COE - HTTP://WWW.NWO.USACE.ARMY.MIL/

US DROUGHT MONITOR :
HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU/

CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER :
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/

.QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT
THIS INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

CHRIS BOWMAN
DROUGHT FOCAL POINT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PLEASANT HILL
CHRIS.BOWMAN@NOAA.GOV 

.NEXT ISSUANCE... THE NEXT ISSUANCE OF THIS PRODUCT IS SCHEDULED FOR
SEPTEMBER 18TH.

$$

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