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drought information statement
national weather service new york ny
945 am edt thu apr 13 2017

... severe drought conditions are in effect for northern parts of
new haven and northwest parts of middlesex counties in connecticut.


although recent rains and snow melt across areas under the severe
drought have helped to improve drought conditions, a sustained
period of near normal precipitation will be necessary to return to
normal levels of water availability.

the latest release of the u. s. drought monitor showed conditions
improving across parts of our hydrologic service area.

the drought monitor is updated weekly with the latest conditions
available online.

soil moisture conditions...

the latest crop moisture index issued by the climate prediction
center indicated below normal soil moisture across the areas under
the severe drought.

groundwater conditions...

the usgs ground water level network shows that numerous wells across
areas under the severe drought are running below normal. it
typically takes a long time on the order of weeks for ground water
tables to respond to rainfall ... or to the lack of rainfall.

river and streamflow conditions...

flows on streams across areas under the moderate drought are below


reservoir levels across the new york city water supply system were 3
percent above normal. reservoir levels across the combined 13
northeast new jersey reservoirs are 5 percent above normal.

the latest climate prediction center 6 to 10 day outlook valid from
april 18th through the 22nd suggests below normal temperatures and
above normal precipitation across the hydrologic service area. the 8
to 14 day outlook valid from april 20th through the 26th suggests
below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation across the
hydrologic service area.

next issuance date...

this product will be updated on may 5th or sooner if necessary in
response to significant changes in conditions.


related web sites... additional information on current drought
conditions may be found at the following web addresses...

us drought monitor ... http://www. drought. unl. edu/dm/monitor. html noaa
drought page ... http://www. drought. noaa. gov climate prediction center
(cpc)... http://www. cpc. ncep. noaa. gov northeast regional climate
center ... http://www. nrcc. cornell. edu new york state climate
office ... http://nysc. eas. cornell. edu

additional river information... national weather
service ... http://water. weather. gov us geological
survey ... http://water. usgs. gov us army corps of
engineers ... http://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.

Jim G. Munley, jr

Admimnistrative Order No. 2017-05
Drought hits Northeastern US, could last months

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