Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah KY
812 PM CDT Mon Aug 29 2022 /912 PM EDT Mon Aug 29 2022/

...Drought conditions holding steady...

SYNOPSIS...

A small sliver of Severe Drought /D2/ remains in the Purchase Area
of west Kentucky.

Moderate Drought /D1/ remains across far west parts of Carter and
Ripley Counties in southeast Missouri and across part of the
Purchase Area of west Kentucky.

Abnormally Dry /D0/ conditions cover the rest of much of southeast
Missouri, far southern Illinois and far west Kentucky.

It is important to note that the cutoff for precipitation
incorporated into the weekly drought monitor is Tuesday morning.
The weekly drought monitor is issued Thursday morning.


SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

Soil Moisture Conditions.
Topsoil and subsoil conditions have improved greatly where rain
has fallen.

Agricultural Impacts.
Some corn harvest has begun. In areas that remained dry, crops
are still showing signs of stress. While pasture conditions have
greatly improved the last month, there are some reports of low
yields in harvested hay.

Fire Danger Impacts.
Due to recent rainfall, there are no known burn bans. Always
check with local officials before burning.


CLIMATE SUMMARY...
Rainfall was fairly light and scattered during the past week with
most locations receiving less than one inch of rain. Many areas
received less than 1/2 inch of rain.


PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK...
After today, the weather will be dry through end of the week with
scattered chances of afternoon showers and thunderstorms returning
for the holiday weekend.

The 8 to 14 day outlook for September 6 through 12 calls for
above normal temperatures and above normal precipitation. Normal
precipitation during this time period is between three-quarters of
an inch and just under one inch.


HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...
Stream flows on area rivers are running normal to above normal due
to recent rainfall.


NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
This product will be updated when a significant change in drought
status takes place. That includes a change in the area covered by
severe drought, an increase in the drought severity level, or
eradication of the severe drought. Statements may be issued more
frequently if necessary.


RELATED WEB SITES... Additional information on current drought
conditions may be found at the following web addresses:

Local weather, water and climate information...
   http://weather.gov/paducah
U.S. Drought Monitor...
   http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu
U.S. Drought Portal...
   http://www.drought.gov
Midwestern Regional Climate Center...
   http://mrcc.sws.uiuc.edu
Climate Prediction Center...
   http://www.cpc.noaa.gov
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service...
   http://www.nass.usda.gov
USGS Streamflow Information...
   http://waterwatch.usgs.gov
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)...
   http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps/index.php?wfo=pah

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...
The U.S. Drought Monitor is a multi-agency effort involving the
National Weather Service and the National Center for Environmental
Information, the USDA, state and regional center climatologists
and the National Drought Mitigation Center. Information for this
statement has been gathered from the NWS and FAA observation
sites, cooperative network stations, the USGS, and U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...
If you have any questions or comments about this drought information,
please contact...

National Weather Service
8250 Kentucky Highway 3520
West Paducah, KY  42086
Phone: 270-744-6440
w-pah.webmaster@noaa.gov

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