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Connecticut Drought Monitor

The Connecticut 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 Connecticut land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.

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

Connecticut Drought Monitor

Connecticut 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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WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 
232 PM EST THU FEB 16 2017

...WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK...

THIS IS THE THIRD WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK IN A SERIES 
OF ROUTINE WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL STATEMENTS INTENDED TO 
PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO THE LIKELIHOOD OF RIVER FLOODING (NOT FLASH 
FLOODING)OVER THE LOWER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...NORTHEASTERN NEW 
JERSEY...SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND.

THIS OUTLOOK IS BASED ON A CURRENT ASSESSMENT OF HYDRO-
METEOROLOGICAL FACTORS WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO RIVER FLOODING. THESE 
FACTORS INCLUDE RECENT PRECIPITATION...SOIL MOISTURE...SNOW COVER 
AND SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT...RIVER ICE...STREAM-FLOW...FUTURE WEATHER 
CONDITIONS...AND OTHERS. THIS OUTLOOK DOES NOT ADDRESS THE SEVERITY 
OF ANY FUTURE RIVER FLOODING.

THE LATEST CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK VALID FROM 
FEBRUARY 21ST THROUGH THE 25TH SUGGESTS ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES 
AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA. 
THE 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK VALID FROM FEBRUARY 23RD THROUGH MARCH 1ST 
SUGGESTS ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION 
ACROSS THE HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA.

HEAVY RAINFALL IS THE PRIMARY FACTOR WHICH LEADS TO RIVER FLOODING. 
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT HEAVY RAINFALL CAN RAPIDLY CAUSE RIVER 
FLOODING ANY TIME OF THE YEAR...EVEN WHEN OVERALL RIVER FLOOD 
POTENTIAL IS CONSIDERED LOW OR BELOW NORMAL.

CURRENT FLOODING - NONE.

PRECIPITATION - YEAR TO DATE...PRECIPITATION DEPARTURES HAVE BEEN 
NEAR NORMAL TO BELOW NORMAL ACROSS THE LOWER HUDSON RIVER 
VALLEY...SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND AND 
NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY.

RIVER FLOWS - ACROSS THE LOCAL HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA...FLOWS 
ACROSS AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS ARE NORMAL TO ABOVE NORMAL. REAL-TIME 
WATER DATA CAN BE FOUND BY VISITING THE USGS AT WWW.USGS.GOV/WATER.

SOIL MOISTURE - NEAR NORMAL TO BELOW NORMAL. RECENT RAINFALL AND 
SNOW MELT CONTINUED TO PUT A DENT IN THE LONG TERM DROUGHT ACROSS 
THE LOCAL AREA. SOIL MOISTURE AND DROUGHT RELATED DATA AND CHARTS 
CAN BE SEEN AT: WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV AND WWW.DROUGHT.GOV.

RESERVOIR CONDITIONS - RESERVOIR LEVELS ACROSS THE NEW YORK CITY 
WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM ARE AROUND 11 PERCENT BELOW NORMAL.
RESERVOIR LEVELS ACROSS THE COMBINED 13 NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY 
RESERVOIRS ARE NEAR NORMAL.

FUTURE WEATHER CONDITIONS - DURING THE TWO WEEKS OF THIS OUTLOOK 
PERIOD EXPECT ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL 
PRECIPITATION.

FOR COMPLETE WEATHER INFORMATION...VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT: 
WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS/WATER/TEXTPRODS/VIEW.PHP?WFO=OKX&PROD=ESF.

THE NEXT WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK WILL BE ISSUED ON 
THURSDAY MARCH 2ND, 2017.

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