Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI

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Drought Information Statement
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Milwaukee/Sullivan WI
1102 AM CDT Thu Aug 11 2022

...IMPROVEMENT IN SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN DROUGHT WITH ONLY
ABNORMALLY DRY (D0) CONDITIONS...

.SYNOPSIS:

The Aug 11, 2022 drought monitor outlook indicates an improvement
in southeast Wisconsin and with respect to rainfall much of the
area has seen an improvement. Now only abnormally dry (D0)
conditions remain in southeast Wisconsin with recent rains helping
to soothe dryness across southern Wisconsin.

.PRECIPITATION:

Over the past two weeks 0.5-1.5 inches of rain fell in the
southeast, which has helped reduce concerns for drought. Elsewhere
across southern Wisconsin 1.5 to 5+ inches of rain has fallen
with the highest amounts in the far southwest. Precipitation in
far southeast Wisconsin in the 60-90 day timeframe still remains
50-75% below normal but has been somewhat remedied to some degree
by recent rains. The southeast is still at risk for drought
concerns given longer term dryness.

.HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS:

Streamflow averages over the past week to over the past 28 days
are mostly normal across most of southern Wisconsin though there
are a few spots above normal and few below normal as well. The
below normal streamflows are primarily in far southeast Wisconsin.

.SUMMARY OF IMPACTS:

The Climate Prediction Centers calculated soil moisture is in the
5-20th percentile in far southern Wisconsin with the lowest
values in the southeast. For this past week, the USDAs report on
topsoil moisture condition for: southeast Wisconsin is rated 20
percent very short, 41 percent short, 39 percent adequate, and 0
percent surplus, while subsoil moisture is rated 35 percent very
short, 32 percent short, 33 percent adequate, and 0 percent
surplus.

.DROUGHT MITIGATION ACTIONS: None reported.

.LOCAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK:

There is a chance for some precipitation Friday and saturday but
looks somewhat limited. The Climate Prediction Center indicates
slightly enhanced odds for below normal precipitation in mid to
late August.

.NEXT ISSUANCE DATE:

With abnormally dry (D0) conditions in the southeast, the next
outlook will be issued once a month unless there is a change. So
the next update will be the first Thursday of September unless
there is a change toward increased drought.

&&

RELATED WEB SITES...

THE FOLLOWING WEB SITES WERE REFERENCED TO ACCESS INFORMATION FOR
THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT:

UNITED STATES DROUGHT MONITOR:
HTTPS://WWW.DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU
UNITED STATES DROUGHT PORTAL:
HTTPS://DROUGHT.GOV
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE:
HTTPS://WWW.NASS.USDA.GOV
UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WISCONSIN:
HTTPS://WATER.USGS.GOV
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS:
HTTPS://WWW.MVR.USACE.ARMY.MIL
WILDLAND FIRE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM OF U.S. FOREST SERVICE:
HTTPS://WWW.WFAS.NET
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES:
HTTPS://WWW.DNR.WI.GOV
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER:
HTTPS://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV
MIDWEST REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER:
HTTPS://MRCC.ISWS.ILLINOIS.EDU
WISCONSIN STATE CLIMATOLOGY OFFICE:
HTTPS://WWW.AOS.WISC.EDU/~SCO/

.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING
NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL CENTERS
FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION, THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE, STATE AND REGIONAL CLIMATOLOGISTS, AND THE
NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER. INFORMATION FOR THIS
DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT HAS BEEN GATHERED FROM THE
NWS, AND FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) OBSERVATION
SITES, STATE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICES, USACE AND USGS.

.CONTACT INFORMATION:

NWS MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN
N3533 HARDSCRABBLE RD
DOUSMAN, WI 53118
PHONE: 262-965-2074
EMAIL: NWS.MILWAUKEE@NOAA.GOV

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