Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Upton, NY

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service New York NY
422 AM EDT Fri Sep 16 2022

...DROUGHT CONDITIONS CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA...

.SYNOPSIS...

As of September 15th, The US Drought Monitor indicated D1, or
Moderate Drought conditions across northeast New Jersey.

Across the Lower Hudson Valley, NYC, Long Island and Southern
Connecticut, The US Drought Monitor indicated D1, or Moderate
Drought to D2, Severe Drought conditions across the area.

.PRECIPITATION:

For the last 60 days, rainfall totals were below normal across
northeast New Jersey, the Lower Hudson Valley, NYC and Long Island
and normal to above across southern Connecticut.

.TEMPERATURES:

Temperatures during so far in September have averaged 1 to 2 degrees
above normal across the Hydrologic Service Area.

.HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS:

Average streamflows across the entire Hydrologic Service Area were
near normal to well below normal.

Soil moisture was normal.

.DROUGHT MITIGATION ACTIONS:

All Counties in southern Connecticut remain between a D1 and D2 for
Moderate to Severe Drought conditions.

CT Residents and businesses are asked to voluntarily take the
following actions to minimize strain on water supply: Reduce outdoor
irrigation, postpone new lawn or vegetation plantings, fix any water
leaks, and follow water conservation requests of local water
suppliers and municipalities.

New Jersey Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M.
LaTourette statewide drought watch continues across northeast New
Jersey.

Across New York, a drought watch continues for all counties in our
Hydrologic Area except for the five boroughs of New York and
Westchester county.

More details regarding the drought stages in CT and water
conservation tips are available at the CT Drought Information
Center: https://portal.ct.gov/Water/Drought/Drought-Home

More details regarding the drought conditions across NJ:
https://dep.nj.gov/drought/current-conditions/

More details regarding the drought conditions across NY:
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5017.html

.LOCAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK:

The Climate Prediction Center 6 to 10-day outlook, valid from
September 21st through the 25th, indicates below normal
precipitation and above normal temperatures.

The 8 to 14-day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center, valid
from September 23rd through the 29th, indicates near normal
precipitation and above normal temperatures.

.NEXT ISSUANCE DATE:

This product will be updated again when conditions change
significantly.

.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
Northeast Regional Climate Center: http://www.nrcc.cornell.edu
Northeast Drought Early Warning System (DEWS):
http://nedews.nrcc.cornell.edu/
NWS New York/NY: http://www.weather.gov/okx
Northeast River Forecast Center (NERFC):
https://www.weather.gov/nerfc/
Climate Prediction Center (CPC): https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
New York State Climate Office: http://nysc.eas.cornell.edu

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 U.S. Drought Monitor is a multi-agency effort involving
NOAAs National Weather Service and National Centers for
Environmental Information, the U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA), state and regional climatologists, the USGS, the
Northeast Regional Climate Center, the National Drought
Mitigation Center, and others. Information for this statement has
been gathered from these sources, NWS and FAA observation sites,
and the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS)
network.

.CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you have questions or comments about this Drought Information
Statement, please contact:

National Weather Service
175 Brookhaven Avenue
Upton NY 11973
Phone...631-924-0037
okx.webmaster@noaa.gov

$$

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