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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
249 AM CDT FRI AUG 22 2014

......ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS PERSIST ACROSS PORTIONS OF FAR NORTHEAST
WISCONSIN...

.SYNOPSIS...
BENEFICIAL RAINS FELL ACROSS CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL PORTIONS OF
WISCONSIN DURING THE PAST WEEK. THE HEAVIEST TOTALS WERE NOTED
ACROSS WOOD...PORTAGE...MARATHON AND OUTAGAMIE COUNTIES...WHERE
SOME SPOTS RECEIVED 2 TO 4 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. PARTS OF FAR NORTHEAST
WISCONSIN ONLY SAW WIDELY SCATTERED PRECIPITATION...WHERE THE ABNORMALLY
DRY CONDITIONS PERSIST.

DROUGHT LEVELS ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WISCONSIN BASED
ON THE AUGUST 19TH DROUGHT MONITOR.

D0 -- ABNORMALLY DRY OR RECOVERING FROM DROUGHT
D1 -- MODERATE DROUGHT
D2 -- SEVERE DROUGHT
D3 -- EXTREME DROUGHT
D4 -- EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT

THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES ARE UNDER (D0) ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS:

FLORENCE
FOREST - ALL EXCEPT FAR WEST
LANGLADE - FAR NORTHEAST
MARINETTE - ALL EXCEPT FAR SOUTH
MENOMINEE - FAR NORTHEAST
OCONTO -ALL EXCEPT FAR SOUTH
SHAWANO - FAR EAST

.RIVER LEVELS...
THE FOLLOWING RIVERS ARE RUNNING BELOW SEASONAL NORMALS FOR
AUGUST:
PESHTIGO...PIKE (MARINETTE COUNTY)...PINE (FOREST COUNTY)...
POPPLE
(FOREST COUNTY)...MENOMINEE AND THE HEADWATERS OF THE WOLF RIVER.

.WATER QUALITY...
WHEN WATER LEVELS BECOME LOW...NAVIGATION ON CERTAIN PORTIONS OF
RIVERS ARE AFFECTED. ROCKS AND OTHER STRUCTURES NORMALLY WELL
SUBMERGED MAY BE EXPOSED OR MAY LIE JUST UNDER THE WATER SURFACE
CREATING DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR BOATERS. FISHING OF SOME
STREAMS
MAY BE IMPACTED DUE TO LOW WATER AND WARM WATER TEMPERATURES.

.FIRE WEATHER...
THE FIRE DANGER IN MOST OF THE ABNORMALLY DRY AREA IS IN THE
LOW CATEGORY AS OF AUGUST 18TH.

.FORECAST...
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE FORECAST FOR
TODAY...AND AGAIN FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THIS WOULD
HELP REPLENISH RIVER LEVELS AND HELP THE ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS
ACROSS FAR NORTHEAST WISCONSIN.

.ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT
INVOLVING NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL
CLIMATIC DATA CENTER...THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE...STATE AND REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER CLIMATOLOGISTS...
AND THE NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER.

INFORMATION FOR THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT HAS BEEN
GATHERED FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN
WISCONSIN... NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER...WILD LAND FIRE
ASSESSMENT SYSTEM...NOAA CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...MIDWEST
REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...
UNTIED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY...UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF
ENGINEERS... WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES...AND THE
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL
STATISTICS SERVICE WISCONSIN.

RELATED WEBSITES...THE FOLLOWING WEB SITES WERE REFERENCED TO
ACCESS INFORMATION FOR THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT.

LOCAL WEATHER...
CLIMATE AND WATER INFORMATION-
    HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/CLIMATE/INDEX.PHP?WFO=GRB
UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY-
    HTTP://WATER.USGS.GOV
MIDWEST REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER-
    HTTP://MRCC.SWS.UIUC.EDU
U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR-
    HTTP://WWW.DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU/
WILD LAND FIRE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM-
    HTTP://WWW.WFAS.NET
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES-
 HTTP://DNR.WI.GOV


SAC

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