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Early Season Winter Storm Moves into the Northeast; Cold Front Brings Snow Across the Northern Rockies into the Upper Midwest

The early season winter storm spreads to the Northeast bringing snow, sleet, and freezing rain to the region, in addition to gusty winds and coastal flooding. A series of cold fronts dropping southward from Canada will lead to snow across the Northern/Central Rockies into the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Read More >



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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.

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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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