Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
121 AM CDT THU AUG 11 2022

...EXTREME TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT ACROSS SOUTHWEST KANSAS...

.OVERVIEW...

 THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR ISSUED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE SHOWS EXTREME TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT ACROSS PARTS OF
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS.

.CURRENT ENSO STATE...

THE CPC INDICATES LA NINA CONDITIONS PERSISTING.

.HYDROLOGIC IMPACTS...

NONE.

.FIRE DANGER IMPACTS...

EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR IS TYPICALLY NOT A BIG CONCERN IN THE SUMMER
MONTHS IN SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS, EVEN IN DRY WEATHER. HOWEVER, SMALL
WILDFIRES COULD BE A CONCERN UNTIL A WETTER PATTERN DEVELOPS.

.AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS...

CROPS CONTINUE TO BE NEGATIVELY AFFECTED.

.OUTLOOK...

DRY AND HOT WEATHER CAN BE EXPECTED THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. BUT A
CHANGE TO COOLER AND WETTER CONDITIONS IS FORECAST FOR MID TO LATE
AUGUST.

.Related Websites...

US Drought Monitor          drought.unl.edu/dm

Kansas Water Office         kwo.ks.gov

US Geological Survey        waterwatch.usgs.gov

Climate Prediction Center  cpc.ncep.noaa.gov

.Acknowledgments...

The US Drought Monitor is a weekly collaborative effort between a
number of federal agencies including NOAA/NWS...US Department of
Agriculture...state and regional center climatologists and the
National Drought Mitigation Center.

.Next Issuance...

This product will be updated as conditions warrant.


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