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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
230 PM MST Wed Aug 10 2022

...DROUGHT IMPROVES BUT PERSISTS...


The Montana Statewide Drought Information Statement is issued by the

National Weather Service Forecast Office in Great Falls, in

cooperation and coordination with the National Weather Service

Forecast Offices in Billings, Glasgow, and Missoula, MT.



Since the last issuance of this product, much of the state

received beneficial rainfall, but temperatures

across the state were above normal for July.

Substantial improvement in drought conditions has

been seen across central Montana

with the elimination of D4 (exceptional) drought.


Abnormally dry (D0) conditions were reintroduced in northeast and

Southwest Montana due to short term (30 day) dryness.



Current drought conditions will likely not be fully resolved this
water

year across most of the state. While July precipitation was above
normal

statewide, it was not enough to fully improve conditions. Now that
the drier months

of August and September are on the horizon, we will be looking to
the winter months

and the onset of snowfall to improve things further.



Long term climate outlooks for the next three months (August,
September, October)

indicate a 30% chance of below average precipitation across Southern
Montana

and the southwest ⅔ of the state may see above normal temperatures.



.NEXT ISSUANCE DATE: Updates to this product will be made on an as-

needed basis, with at least one issuance per month when drought

conditions of D3 or greater exist.



.RELATED WEB SITES: Additional information on current drought

conditions may be found at the following web addresses: US Drought

Monitor: https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu US Drought Information

System: https://www.drought.gov NOAA Drought Page:

https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/Drought



Additional water and river information: NWS:

https://water.weather.gov OWP: https://water.noaa.gov US Geological

Survey (USGS): https://water.usgs.gov US Army Corps of Engineers

(USACE): https://www.usace.army.mil



.ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The Drought Monitor is a multi-agency effort

involving the National Weather Service and National Centers for

Environmental Information, 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, state cooperative extension services, the USDA,

USACE and USGS.



.CONTACT INFORMATION:



If you have questions or comments about this Drought Information

Statement, please contact: National Weather Service 5324 Tri-Hill

Frontage Road Great Falls, MT 59404 Phone...406-453-2081



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