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Lat: 36.36N, Lon: 85.65W
Wx Zone: TNZ031 CWA Used: OHX

Tennessee Drought Monitor

The Tennessee Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of Tennessee land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.

Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.

Tennessee Drought Monitor

Tennessee Hydrologic Information Statement

Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Nashville TN
1046 AM CST Thu Mar 2 2017

...Spring Flood Outlook...
...Average Risk for Flooding This Spring Across Middle Tennessee...

Existing Conditions...
Middle Tennessee and much of the southeastern United States have
been dealing with Extreme to Exceptional Drought conditions this 
past fall and winter. Temperatures have been well above normal
across this area, as much as 9 degrees in some places, and 
precipitation has been below normal overall. Portions of 
southeast Tennessee are still plagued by Moderate to Extreme 
drought, but most of Middle Tennessee has improved to Abnormally 
Dry. Drought will likely persist through the spring which may
help reduce the overall flood threat.

Current streamflows are above normal in general due to recent
rainfall, however, a few of the smaller creeks and streams on the
lower reaches of the Cumberland River and Tennessee River are
running below normal.

Precipitation has been below normal for most of the fall and
winter, with December being the most recent wettest month which
lead to improvement in drought conditions. Here are some rainfall
totals across Middle Tennessee...

  Nashville Clarksville Crossville 
October   0.43 (-2.61)  0.24 (-3.67)    0.27 (-2.77)
November  1.87 (-2.44)  1.93 (-2.65)    5.23 (+0.13)
December  6.94 (+2.70)  5.64 (+0.61)    7.07 (+2.12)
January   3.34 (-0.41)  3.08 (-0.23)    5.33 (+0.57)
February  1.56 (-2.38)  3.34 (-0.83)    2.68 (-1.78)

Climate Outlooks...
The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center indicates
there is a higher probability of above normal temperatures across
the area, with equal chances of above, below, or normal
precipitation amounts. 

Overall, the spring flood threat across Middle Tennessee is
average. However, lingering drought conditions and a higher
probability of above normal temperatures may help reduce the
overall threat, barring an extreme rainfall event.