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Pennsylvania Drought Monitor

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

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

Pennsylvania Drought Monitor

Pennsylvania 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 PITTSBURGH PA
1136 AM EDT THU APR 2 2015

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

...THE FLOOD POTENTIAL IS ABOVE NORMAL OVER THE OHIO RIVER...

AN ABOVE NORMAL FLOOD POTENTIAL MEANS WIDESPREAD FLOODING COULD 
OCCUR WITH WATER LEVELS HAVING SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS.

FLOOD OUTLOOKS ARE ISSUED BI-WEEKLY BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 
DURING WINTER AND EARLY SPRING TO SUMMARIZE BASIN 
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS AND TO ASSESS THE POTENTIAL FOR 
WINTER/SPRING FLOODING. THE OUTLOOKS ARE BASED ON CURRENT AND 
FORECAST CONDITIONS DURING THE OUTLOOK PERIOD.

IN ADDITION...A 90-DAY WATER RESOURCE OUTLOOK IS ISSUED MONTHLY.
FOR THE LONG-RANGE RIVER OUTLOOKS AND THE PROBABLITY OF EXCEEDING 
FLOODSTAGE OR THE CHANCES OF FLOODING RELATIVE TO NORMAL AT SPECIFIC 
FORECAST POINTS DURING THE NEXT 90 DAYS...REFER TO 
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OHRFC AND CLICK ON THE 90-DAY RIVER OUTLOOK ON THE 
LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE PAGE. CLICK ON FLOOD CHC VS NORMAL TO VIEW THE 
RISK OF FLOODING WITH RESPECT TO NORMAL.

FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN ASSESSING FLOOD POTENTIAL THIS TIME OF YEAR 
ARE CURRENT RIVER AND RESERVOIR LEVELS...SNOW PACK DEPTH AND WATER 
CONTENT...ICE COVERAGE ON AREA RIVERS AND THE LAKE...SOIL 
MOISTURE...AND WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL POTENTIAL.

..OVERVIEW...
THE PREVAILING STORM TRACK DURING WINTER 2014/15 RESEMBLED AN EL 
NINO SIGNATURE ACROSS THE U.S....PREDICTED SINCE THE SUMMER OF 
2014...WITH STORM SYSTEMS HITTING THE WEST COAST...THEN MOVING 
ACROSS THE DEEP SOUTH BEFORE CURVING UP THE EAST COAST OR OUT INTO 
THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC BASIN. THE LACK OF PHASING OF THE POLAR 
AND SUBTROPICAL JET STREAMS RESULTED IN MAINLY LIGHT TO MODERATE 
PRECIPITATION EVENTS IN THE OHIO VALLEY.

FOR THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER 2015...TEMPERATURES IN THE OHIO VALLEY 
WERE BELOW NORMAL...AND PRECIPITATION AVERAGED SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL 
WITH ISOLATED LOCATIONS IN THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY HAVING SLIGHTLY 
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION. 
 

...CURRENT RIVER AND RESERVOIR LEVELS...
STREAMFLOWS ARE CURRENTLY NEAR NORMAL IN THE OHIO VALLEY.

RESERVOIR LEVELS ACROSS THE REGION ARE GENERALLY 5 PERCENT OR LESS. 
FOUR LOCATIONS HAVE FLOOD CAPACITY USEAGE OF UP TO 19 PERCENT.

...SOIL MOISTURE...
SOILS ARE NORMALLY MOIST ACROSS THE OHIO RIVER BASIN.

...PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE FORECASTS...
THE TEMPERATURE FORECAST WILL BE NEAR NORMAL OVER THE 
REGION THROUGH THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER'S 
8-14 DAY OUTLOOKS SUGGESTS NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL 
PRECIPITATION.

...LONG TERM OUTLOOKS...
THE WEATHER PATTERN HAS BROKEN THE EL NINO SIGNATURE PERSISTING THIS 
PAST WINTER. FOR THE OHIO VALLEY AND LAKE ERIE DRAINAGE...MILDER 
TEMPERATURES ALSO WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A MORE ACTIVE STORM TRACK 
THIS SPRING WITH OCCASSIONAL PHASING OF THE SUBTROPICAL AND POLAR 
JET STREAMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN EVENTS.

...FLOOD POTENTIAL SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...
THE RESULTING STREAMFLOWS WILL AVERAGE ABOVE 
NORMAL...AND WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WITH WATER LEVELS 
HAVING SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS.

THE NEXT WINTER/SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK WILL BE ISSUED BY 
APRIL 17 2015.

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