Thu July 11, 2013
NOAA has new 1-month outlook forecast
As of July first, NOAA’s Central Region Climate Services began offering a 1-month precipitation and temperature outlook in addition to its seasonal outlook.
Doug Kluck is the Director of NOAA’s Central Region Climate Services based out of Kansas City, Missouri. He says the 1-month outlook is something NOAA has never done before.
"What the July outlook shows is that really not much change except for perhaps what they call the ‘monsoonal region.’ Moisture may be coming up in the desert southwest a little bit to improve things in the southwest. We will see how that goes. There’s been some activity so far this year down there.”
Kluck says the July, August and September drought outlook indicates conditions should improve over time in Nebraska, Kansas, and down to Texas.
Currently, the regional drought monitor shows the parts of eastern Nebraska under moderate or severe drought.
Parts of western Nebraska are in extreme to exceptional drought conditions.