Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Topeka KS
758 PM CDT Thu Sep 22 2022

...SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS DEVELOP...

.SYNOPSIS...

Drought intensity and extent...

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor, issued today, included severe
(D2) drought in extreme southern portions of Lyon, Coffey, and
Anderson counties; moderate (D1) drought across the remainder of
the southern half of Lyon county, the remainder of Coffey and
Anderson counties, Brown county, and most of Nemaha, Jackson, and
Jefferson counties; and abnormally dry (D0) conditions across the
remainder of the area except for southeastern Wabaunsee,
southwestern Shawnee, northern Osage, and northwestern Franklin
counties.

Precipitation...

Precipitation over the past 90 days has been below normal for
nearly the entire area, ranging from 90 percent of normal in
portions of northeastern Kansas to around 50 percent of normal in
portions of east-central Kansas. Precipitation departures from
normal have been the highest for locations south of Interstate 35,
with values near six inches.

Hydrologic conditions...

Rivers gages across the area range from near normal to much below
normal. The elevation of area reservoirs were within a few feet
of conservation pool levels.

Soil moisture...

The Climate Prediction Center reports soil moisture deficits of
three to four inches across the entire area. The Kansas
Agricultural Statistics Service reports topsoil moisture supplies
at 48 percent very short and 36 percent short across the state.

.SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

Agricultural impacts...

The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reports, for the
entire state, the corn condition as 27 percent very poor and 27
percent poor, the soybean conditions as 22 percent very poor and
26 percent poor, and sorghum condition as 22 percent very poor
and 31 percent poor.

.DROUGHT MITIGATION ACTIONS:

None known.

.LOCAL DROUGHT OUTLOOK:

Light rainfall is possible for much of the area late tonight
through early Friday afternoon but rainfall chances for the
weekend into the following week are quite low. The Climate
Prediction Center indicates below normal precipitation is favored
from late this month through the end of the calendar year. The
Seasonal Drought Outlook indicates drought conditions will persist
or develop across the entire area.

.NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

This product will be updated around October 21, 2022 but may be
updated sooner if conditions change significantly.

.RELATED WEB SITES:

All links should be in lower case letters.

U.S. Drought Monitor - http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/
U.S. Drought Portal - https://www.drought.gov/drought/
High Plains Regional Climate Center - https://www.hprcc.unl.edu/
Kansas State Climatologist - http://www.ksre.k-state.edu/wdl/
U.S.D.A. National Agricultural Statistics Service -
     http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_By_State/
     /Kansas/Publications/Crop_Progress_and_Conditions/index.php
Kansas Water Office - http://www.kwo.ks.org/
River information...
     National Weather Service - http://water.weather.gov/ahps/
     U.S. Geological Survey -
http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/index.php
     Corps of Engineers - http://rivergages.com/
Climate Prediction Center - http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
National Weather Service in Topeka - http://weather.gov/topeka

.ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

The drought monitor is a multi-agency effort involving NOAA`s
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 the
USGS.

.CONTACT INFORMATION:

National Weather Service
1116 NE Strait Ave
Topeka, KS 66616-1667
Phone...785-232-2592
w-top.Webmaster@noaa.gov

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