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AXUS72 KMFL 030442
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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
230 PM EDT THU JUL 2 2015

...SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN MOST OF BROWARD AND MIAMI-DADE
COUNTIES...

SYNOPSIS...
MOST OF THE RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE FELL OVER THE INTERIOR
AND WEST COAST METRO AREAS DUE TO PERSISTENT EASTERLY WIND FLOW.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGED FROM 1 TO 4 INCHES OVER THE EAST COAST
METROPOLITAN AREAS TO 4 TO 6 INCHES OVER THE EASTERN INTERIOR AREAS.
FOR THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA...RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGED
FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES, EXCEPT OVER WESTERN GLADES AND WESTERN HENDRY
COUNTIES WHERE 8 TO 15 INCHES FELL.

HERE ARE SOME RAINFALL TOTALS AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL AT SEVERAL
SITES ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA FOR THIS DRY SEASON STARTING FROM
JANUARY 1, 2015 TO JULY 1, 2015.

AIRPORTS                        RAINFALL    :    DEPARTURE
                            JAN 1 - JUL 1     JAN 1 - JUL 1

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL      :  17.77      :     -9.47
NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT      :  14.34      :     -6.62
FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL :  15.14      :    -12.75
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL           :  15.10      :    -10.19

SECONDARY OBSERVATION SITES

IMMOKALEE        (COLLIER)    :  20.21      :     -1.51
ORTONA LOCK      (HENDRY)     :  27.43      :     +3.99
LA BELLE         (HENDRY)     :  20.78      :     -2.33
MOORE HAVEN LOCK (GLADES)     :  14.49      :     -4.06
OASIS           (MIAMI-DADE)  :  19.43      :     -5.75
OPA LOCKA       (MIAMI-DADE)  :  18.27      :     -7.99
HOMESTEAD       (MIAMI-DADE)  :  18.49      :     -6.13
MIAMI BEACH     (MIAMI-DADE)  :  11.13      :    -12.74
TAMIAMI AIRPORT (MIAMI-DADE)  :  11.40      :    -13.54
PERRINE         (MIAMI-DADE)  :  12.97      :    -13.14
NORTH PERRY AIRPORT (BROWARD) :  17.30      :     -9.70

                                PERCENT OF NORMAL
                             JAN 1,2014 - JUL 1,2015
TAMIAMI AIRPORT                        46%
MIAMI BEACH                            47%
PERRINE                                50%
FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL          54%
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL                    60%
MOORE HAVEN LOCK                       63%
NORTH PERRY AIRPORT                    64%
PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL               65%
NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT               68%
OPA LOCKA                              70%
HOMESTEAD                              75%
OASIS                                  77%
LA BELLE                               90%
IMMOKALEE                              93%
ORTONA LOCK                           117%

WITH MOST OF THE RAINFALL FALLING OVER WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH
FLORIDA DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE, DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE CONTINUED
TO EXPAND AND WORSEN OVER EASTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA AND AROUND
LAKE OKEECHOBEE. SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS (D2) HAVE CONTINUED TO
EXPAND INTO MOST OF MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD COUNTIES WITH MODERATE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS (D1) EXPANDING INTO MOST OF PALM BEACH COUNTY AND
EASTERN MAINLAND MONROE COUNTY. ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS (D0) HAVE
EXPANDED INTO THE LAKE OKEECHOBEE REGION AND WESTERN MAINLAND MONROE
COUNTY.

HYDROLOGICAL IMPACTS...

WELLS OVER THE EAST COAST METROPOLITAN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA HAVE
FALLEN DOWN TO THE LOWEST 10 PERCENT RANGE WITH THE EASTERN INTERIOR
WELLS RUNNING AT THE LOWEST 10 TO 30 PERCENT RANGE. THE WELLS OVER
THE WESTERN INTERIOR AREAS WERE RUNNING IN THE NORMAL RANGE WITH
NAPLES METROPOLITAN AREA WELLS RUNNING IN THE HIGHEST 10 TO 30
PERCENT RANGE.

THE UNDERGROUND WATER RESERVOIRS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY WERE AROUND
14.6 FEET WHICH WAS 1.1 FEET BELOW NORMAL. IN BROWARD COUNTY...THE
RESERVOIRS WERE AROUND 10.3 FEET WHICH WAS 0.7 FEET BELOW NORMAL.
IN MIAMI DADE COUNTY...THE UNDERGROUND WATER RESERVOIRS WERE
AROUND 8.7 FEET...WHICH IS 0.6 FEET BELOW NORMAL.

THE LEVEL OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE WAS AROUND 12.2 FEET AS OF JULY 1ST...WHICH
WAS ABOUT 1.2 FEET BELOW THE NORMAL LEVEL OF 13.4 FEET. THE LEVEL
OF FISHEATING CREEK WAS 4.2 FEET AS OF JULY 1ST...WHICH WAS
AROUND 0.2 FEET ABOVE THE NORMAL LEVEL OF 4 FEET FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR.

FIRE DANGER IMPACTS...

AS OF JULY 1ST...THE KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDEX (KBDI) WAS 400 TO
600 OVER THE EASTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA WITH THE WESTERN
AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA BETWEEN 200 TO 400. THIS PUTS THE EASTERN
AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA IN A MODERATE TO HIGH RISK OF WILDFIRES
WITH THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA IN A LOW RISK OF
WILDFIRES.

RESPONSE/ACTIONS...

THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT HAS CONTINUED THE
YEARLY WATER RESTRICTION FOR ALL OF SOUTH FLORIDA. FOR MORE
INFORMATION ON THE WATER SHORTAGE CONDITIONS ...PLEASE VISIT THE
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT WEB SITE AT WWW.SFWMD.GOV/WATERWATCH.

OUTLOOK...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE MOSTLY IN CONTROL OF SOUTH FLORIDA WEATHER
THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK ALLOWING FOR AN EASTERLY WIND FLOW
OVER THE AREA. THIS WILL FOCUS THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER
THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA.

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER`S PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE NEXT 8
TO 14 DAYS CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA.
THE LONG TERM OUTLOOK FOR JULY IS ALSO FOR BELOW BELOW NORMAL
RAINFALL ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA.

THE NEXT UPDATE WILL BE AROUND THE MID TO END OF JULY...UNLESS
CONDITIONS CHANGE BEFORE THAT TIME. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO AND OTHER LOCAL MEDIA FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND UPDATES.

$$

BAXTER




000
AXUS72 KMFL 030442
DGTMFL

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
230 PM EDT THU JUL 2 2015

...SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN MOST OF BROWARD AND MIAMI-DADE
COUNTIES...

SYNOPSIS...
MOST OF THE RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE FELL OVER THE INTERIOR
AND WEST COAST METRO AREAS DUE TO PERSISTENT EASTERLY WIND FLOW.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGED FROM 1 TO 4 INCHES OVER THE EAST COAST
METROPOLITAN AREAS TO 4 TO 6 INCHES OVER THE EASTERN INTERIOR AREAS.
FOR THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA...RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGED
FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES, EXCEPT OVER WESTERN GLADES AND WESTERN HENDRY
COUNTIES WHERE 8 TO 15 INCHES FELL.

HERE ARE SOME RAINFALL TOTALS AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL AT SEVERAL
SITES ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA FOR THIS DRY SEASON STARTING FROM
JANUARY 1, 2015 TO JULY 1, 2015.

AIRPORTS                        RAINFALL    :    DEPARTURE
                            JAN 1 - JUL 1     JAN 1 - JUL 1

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL      :  17.77      :     -9.47
NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT      :  14.34      :     -6.62
FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL :  15.14      :    -12.75
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL           :  15.10      :    -10.19

SECONDARY OBSERVATION SITES

IMMOKALEE        (COLLIER)    :  20.21      :     -1.51
ORTONA LOCK      (HENDRY)     :  27.43      :     +3.99
LA BELLE         (HENDRY)     :  20.78      :     -2.33
MOORE HAVEN LOCK (GLADES)     :  14.49      :     -4.06
OASIS           (MIAMI-DADE)  :  19.43      :     -5.75
OPA LOCKA       (MIAMI-DADE)  :  18.27      :     -7.99
HOMESTEAD       (MIAMI-DADE)  :  18.49      :     -6.13
MIAMI BEACH     (MIAMI-DADE)  :  11.13      :    -12.74
TAMIAMI AIRPORT (MIAMI-DADE)  :  11.40      :    -13.54
PERRINE         (MIAMI-DADE)  :  12.97      :    -13.14
NORTH PERRY AIRPORT (BROWARD) :  17.30      :     -9.70

                                PERCENT OF NORMAL
                             JAN 1,2014 - JUL 1,2015
TAMIAMI AIRPORT                        46%
MIAMI BEACH                            47%
PERRINE                                50%
FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL          54%
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL                    60%
MOORE HAVEN LOCK                       63%
NORTH PERRY AIRPORT                    64%
PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL               65%
NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT               68%
OPA LOCKA                              70%
HOMESTEAD                              75%
OASIS                                  77%
LA BELLE                               90%
IMMOKALEE                              93%
ORTONA LOCK                           117%

WITH MOST OF THE RAINFALL FALLING OVER WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH
FLORIDA DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE, DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE CONTINUED
TO EXPAND AND WORSEN OVER EASTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA AND AROUND
LAKE OKEECHOBEE. SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS (D2) HAVE CONTINUED TO
EXPAND INTO MOST OF MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD COUNTIES WITH MODERATE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS (D1) EXPANDING INTO MOST OF PALM BEACH COUNTY AND
EASTERN MAINLAND MONROE COUNTY. ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS (D0) HAVE
EXPANDED INTO THE LAKE OKEECHOBEE REGION AND WESTERN MAINLAND MONROE
COUNTY.

HYDROLOGICAL IMPACTS...

WELLS OVER THE EAST COAST METROPOLITAN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA HAVE
FALLEN DOWN TO THE LOWEST 10 PERCENT RANGE WITH THE EASTERN INTERIOR
WELLS RUNNING AT THE LOWEST 10 TO 30 PERCENT RANGE. THE WELLS OVER
THE WESTERN INTERIOR AREAS WERE RUNNING IN THE NORMAL RANGE WITH
NAPLES METROPOLITAN AREA WELLS RUNNING IN THE HIGHEST 10 TO 30
PERCENT RANGE.

THE UNDERGROUND WATER RESERVOIRS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY WERE AROUND
14.6 FEET WHICH WAS 1.1 FEET BELOW NORMAL. IN BROWARD COUNTY...THE
RESERVOIRS WERE AROUND 10.3 FEET WHICH WAS 0.7 FEET BELOW NORMAL.
IN MIAMI DADE COUNTY...THE UNDERGROUND WATER RESERVOIRS WERE
AROUND 8.7 FEET...WHICH IS 0.6 FEET BELOW NORMAL.

THE LEVEL OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE WAS AROUND 12.2 FEET AS OF JULY 1ST...WHICH
WAS ABOUT 1.2 FEET BELOW THE NORMAL LEVEL OF 13.4 FEET. THE LEVEL
OF FISHEATING CREEK WAS 4.2 FEET AS OF JULY 1ST...WHICH WAS
AROUND 0.2 FEET ABOVE THE NORMAL LEVEL OF 4 FEET FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR.

FIRE DANGER IMPACTS...

AS OF JULY 1ST...THE KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDEX (KBDI) WAS 400 TO
600 OVER THE EASTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA WITH THE WESTERN
AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA BETWEEN 200 TO 400. THIS PUTS THE EASTERN
AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA IN A MODERATE TO HIGH RISK OF WILDFIRES
WITH THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA IN A LOW RISK OF
WILDFIRES.

RESPONSE/ACTIONS...

THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT HAS CONTINUED THE
YEARLY WATER RESTRICTION FOR ALL OF SOUTH FLORIDA. FOR MORE
INFORMATION ON THE WATER SHORTAGE CONDITIONS ...PLEASE VISIT THE
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT WEB SITE AT WWW.SFWMD.GOV/WATERWATCH.

OUTLOOK...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE MOSTLY IN CONTROL OF SOUTH FLORIDA WEATHER
THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK ALLOWING FOR AN EASTERLY WIND FLOW
OVER THE AREA. THIS WILL FOCUS THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER
THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA.

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER`S PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE NEXT 8
TO 14 DAYS CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA.
THE LONG TERM OUTLOOK FOR JULY IS ALSO FOR BELOW BELOW NORMAL
RAINFALL ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA.

THE NEXT UPDATE WILL BE AROUND THE MID TO END OF JULY...UNLESS
CONDITIONS CHANGE BEFORE THAT TIME. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO AND OTHER LOCAL MEDIA FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND UPDATES.

$$

BAXTER




000
AXUS72 KMFL 030442
DGTMFL

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
230 PM EDT THU JUL 2 2015

...SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN MOST OF BROWARD AND MIAMI-DADE
COUNTIES...

SYNOPSIS...
MOST OF THE RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE FELL OVER THE INTERIOR
AND WEST COAST METRO AREAS DUE TO PERSISTENT EASTERLY WIND FLOW.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGED FROM 1 TO 4 INCHES OVER THE EAST COAST
METROPOLITAN AREAS TO 4 TO 6 INCHES OVER THE EASTERN INTERIOR AREAS.
FOR THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA...RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGED
FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES, EXCEPT OVER WESTERN GLADES AND WESTERN HENDRY
COUNTIES WHERE 8 TO 15 INCHES FELL.

HERE ARE SOME RAINFALL TOTALS AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL AT SEVERAL
SITES ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA FOR THIS DRY SEASON STARTING FROM
JANUARY 1, 2015 TO JULY 1, 2015.

AIRPORTS                        RAINFALL    :    DEPARTURE
                            JAN 1 - JUL 1     JAN 1 - JUL 1

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL      :  17.77      :     -9.47
NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT      :  14.34      :     -6.62
FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL :  15.14      :    -12.75
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL           :  15.10      :    -10.19

SECONDARY OBSERVATION SITES

IMMOKALEE        (COLLIER)    :  20.21      :     -1.51
ORTONA LOCK      (HENDRY)     :  27.43      :     +3.99
LA BELLE         (HENDRY)     :  20.78      :     -2.33
MOORE HAVEN LOCK (GLADES)     :  14.49      :     -4.06
OASIS           (MIAMI-DADE)  :  19.43      :     -5.75
OPA LOCKA       (MIAMI-DADE)  :  18.27      :     -7.99
HOMESTEAD       (MIAMI-DADE)  :  18.49      :     -6.13
MIAMI BEACH     (MIAMI-DADE)  :  11.13      :    -12.74
TAMIAMI AIRPORT (MIAMI-DADE)  :  11.40      :    -13.54
PERRINE         (MIAMI-DADE)  :  12.97      :    -13.14
NORTH PERRY AIRPORT (BROWARD) :  17.30      :     -9.70

                                PERCENT OF NORMAL
                             JAN 1,2014 - JUL 1,2015
TAMIAMI AIRPORT                        46%
MIAMI BEACH                            47%
PERRINE                                50%
FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL          54%
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL                    60%
MOORE HAVEN LOCK                       63%
NORTH PERRY AIRPORT                    64%
PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL               65%
NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT               68%
OPA LOCKA                              70%
HOMESTEAD                              75%
OASIS                                  77%
LA BELLE                               90%
IMMOKALEE                              93%
ORTONA LOCK                           117%

WITH MOST OF THE RAINFALL FALLING OVER WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH
FLORIDA DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE, DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE CONTINUED
TO EXPAND AND WORSEN OVER EASTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA AND AROUND
LAKE OKEECHOBEE. SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS (D2) HAVE CONTINUED TO
EXPAND INTO MOST OF MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD COUNTIES WITH MODERATE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS (D1) EXPANDING INTO MOST OF PALM BEACH COUNTY AND
EASTERN MAINLAND MONROE COUNTY. ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS (D0) HAVE
EXPANDED INTO THE LAKE OKEECHOBEE REGION AND WESTERN MAINLAND MONROE
COUNTY.

HYDROLOGICAL IMPACTS...

WELLS OVER THE EAST COAST METROPOLITAN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA HAVE
FALLEN DOWN TO THE LOWEST 10 PERCENT RANGE WITH THE EASTERN INTERIOR
WELLS RUNNING AT THE LOWEST 10 TO 30 PERCENT RANGE. THE WELLS OVER
THE WESTERN INTERIOR AREAS WERE RUNNING IN THE NORMAL RANGE WITH
NAPLES METROPOLITAN AREA WELLS RUNNING IN THE HIGHEST 10 TO 30
PERCENT RANGE.

THE UNDERGROUND WATER RESERVOIRS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY WERE AROUND
14.6 FEET WHICH WAS 1.1 FEET BELOW NORMAL. IN BROWARD COUNTY...THE
RESERVOIRS WERE AROUND 10.3 FEET WHICH WAS 0.7 FEET BELOW NORMAL.
IN MIAMI DADE COUNTY...THE UNDERGROUND WATER RESERVOIRS WERE
AROUND 8.7 FEET...WHICH IS 0.6 FEET BELOW NORMAL.

THE LEVEL OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE WAS AROUND 12.2 FEET AS OF JULY 1ST...WHICH
WAS ABOUT 1.2 FEET BELOW THE NORMAL LEVEL OF 13.4 FEET. THE LEVEL
OF FISHEATING CREEK WAS 4.2 FEET AS OF JULY 1ST...WHICH WAS
AROUND 0.2 FEET ABOVE THE NORMAL LEVEL OF 4 FEET FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR.

FIRE DANGER IMPACTS...

AS OF JULY 1ST...THE KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDEX (KBDI) WAS 400 TO
600 OVER THE EASTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA WITH THE WESTERN
AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA BETWEEN 200 TO 400. THIS PUTS THE EASTERN
AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA IN A MODERATE TO HIGH RISK OF WILDFIRES
WITH THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA IN A LOW RISK OF
WILDFIRES.

RESPONSE/ACTIONS...

THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT HAS CONTINUED THE
YEARLY WATER RESTRICTION FOR ALL OF SOUTH FLORIDA. FOR MORE
INFORMATION ON THE WATER SHORTAGE CONDITIONS ...PLEASE VISIT THE
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT WEB SITE AT WWW.SFWMD.GOV/WATERWATCH.

OUTLOOK...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE MOSTLY IN CONTROL OF SOUTH FLORIDA WEATHER
THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK ALLOWING FOR AN EASTERLY WIND FLOW
OVER THE AREA. THIS WILL FOCUS THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER
THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA.

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER`S PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE NEXT 8
TO 14 DAYS CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA.
THE LONG TERM OUTLOOK FOR JULY IS ALSO FOR BELOW BELOW NORMAL
RAINFALL ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA.

THE NEXT UPDATE WILL BE AROUND THE MID TO END OF JULY...UNLESS
CONDITIONS CHANGE BEFORE THAT TIME. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO AND OTHER LOCAL MEDIA FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND UPDATES.

$$

BAXTER





000
AXUS72 KMFL 030442
DGTMFL

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
230 PM EDT THU JUL 2 2015

...SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN MOST OF BROWARD AND MIAMI-DADE
COUNTIES...

SYNOPSIS...
MOST OF THE RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE FELL OVER THE INTERIOR
AND WEST COAST METRO AREAS DUE TO PERSISTENT EASTERLY WIND FLOW.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGED FROM 1 TO 4 INCHES OVER THE EAST COAST
METROPOLITAN AREAS TO 4 TO 6 INCHES OVER THE EASTERN INTERIOR AREAS.
FOR THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA...RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGED
FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES, EXCEPT OVER WESTERN GLADES AND WESTERN HENDRY
COUNTIES WHERE 8 TO 15 INCHES FELL.

HERE ARE SOME RAINFALL TOTALS AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL AT SEVERAL
SITES ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA FOR THIS DRY SEASON STARTING FROM
JANUARY 1, 2015 TO JULY 1, 2015.

AIRPORTS                        RAINFALL    :    DEPARTURE
                            JAN 1 - JUL 1     JAN 1 - JUL 1

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL      :  17.77      :     -9.47
NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT      :  14.34      :     -6.62
FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL :  15.14      :    -12.75
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL           :  15.10      :    -10.19

SECONDARY OBSERVATION SITES

IMMOKALEE        (COLLIER)    :  20.21      :     -1.51
ORTONA LOCK      (HENDRY)     :  27.43      :     +3.99
LA BELLE         (HENDRY)     :  20.78      :     -2.33
MOORE HAVEN LOCK (GLADES)     :  14.49      :     -4.06
OASIS           (MIAMI-DADE)  :  19.43      :     -5.75
OPA LOCKA       (MIAMI-DADE)  :  18.27      :     -7.99
HOMESTEAD       (MIAMI-DADE)  :  18.49      :     -6.13
MIAMI BEACH     (MIAMI-DADE)  :  11.13      :    -12.74
TAMIAMI AIRPORT (MIAMI-DADE)  :  11.40      :    -13.54
PERRINE         (MIAMI-DADE)  :  12.97      :    -13.14
NORTH PERRY AIRPORT (BROWARD) :  17.30      :     -9.70

                                PERCENT OF NORMAL
                             JAN 1,2014 - JUL 1,2015
TAMIAMI AIRPORT                        46%
MIAMI BEACH                            47%
PERRINE                                50%
FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL          54%
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL                    60%
MOORE HAVEN LOCK                       63%
NORTH PERRY AIRPORT                    64%
PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL               65%
NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT               68%
OPA LOCKA                              70%
HOMESTEAD                              75%
OASIS                                  77%
LA BELLE                               90%
IMMOKALEE                              93%
ORTONA LOCK                           117%

WITH MOST OF THE RAINFALL FALLING OVER WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH
FLORIDA DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE, DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE CONTINUED
TO EXPAND AND WORSEN OVER EASTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA AND AROUND
LAKE OKEECHOBEE. SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS (D2) HAVE CONTINUED TO
EXPAND INTO MOST OF MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD COUNTIES WITH MODERATE
DROUGHT CONDITIONS (D1) EXPANDING INTO MOST OF PALM BEACH COUNTY AND
EASTERN MAINLAND MONROE COUNTY. ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS (D0) HAVE
EXPANDED INTO THE LAKE OKEECHOBEE REGION AND WESTERN MAINLAND MONROE
COUNTY.

HYDROLOGICAL IMPACTS...

WELLS OVER THE EAST COAST METROPOLITAN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA HAVE
FALLEN DOWN TO THE LOWEST 10 PERCENT RANGE WITH THE EASTERN INTERIOR
WELLS RUNNING AT THE LOWEST 10 TO 30 PERCENT RANGE. THE WELLS OVER
THE WESTERN INTERIOR AREAS WERE RUNNING IN THE NORMAL RANGE WITH
NAPLES METROPOLITAN AREA WELLS RUNNING IN THE HIGHEST 10 TO 30
PERCENT RANGE.

THE UNDERGROUND WATER RESERVOIRS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY WERE AROUND
14.6 FEET WHICH WAS 1.1 FEET BELOW NORMAL. IN BROWARD COUNTY...THE
RESERVOIRS WERE AROUND 10.3 FEET WHICH WAS 0.7 FEET BELOW NORMAL.
IN MIAMI DADE COUNTY...THE UNDERGROUND WATER RESERVOIRS WERE
AROUND 8.7 FEET...WHICH IS 0.6 FEET BELOW NORMAL.

THE LEVEL OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE WAS AROUND 12.2 FEET AS OF JULY 1ST...WHICH
WAS ABOUT 1.2 FEET BELOW THE NORMAL LEVEL OF 13.4 FEET. THE LEVEL
OF FISHEATING CREEK WAS 4.2 FEET AS OF JULY 1ST...WHICH WAS
AROUND 0.2 FEET ABOVE THE NORMAL LEVEL OF 4 FEET FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR.

FIRE DANGER IMPACTS...

AS OF JULY 1ST...THE KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDEX (KBDI) WAS 400 TO
600 OVER THE EASTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA WITH THE WESTERN
AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA BETWEEN 200 TO 400. THIS PUTS THE EASTERN
AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA IN A MODERATE TO HIGH RISK OF WILDFIRES
WITH THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA IN A LOW RISK OF
WILDFIRES.

RESPONSE/ACTIONS...

THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT HAS CONTINUED THE
YEARLY WATER RESTRICTION FOR ALL OF SOUTH FLORIDA. FOR MORE
INFORMATION ON THE WATER SHORTAGE CONDITIONS ...PLEASE VISIT THE
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT WEB SITE AT WWW.SFWMD.GOV/WATERWATCH.

OUTLOOK...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE MOSTLY IN CONTROL OF SOUTH FLORIDA WEATHER
THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK ALLOWING FOR AN EASTERLY WIND FLOW
OVER THE AREA. THIS WILL FOCUS THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER
THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH FLORIDA.

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER`S PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK FOR THE NEXT 8
TO 14 DAYS CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA.
THE LONG TERM OUTLOOK FOR JULY IS ALSO FOR BELOW BELOW NORMAL
RAINFALL ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA.

THE NEXT UPDATE WILL BE AROUND THE MID TO END OF JULY...UNLESS
CONDITIONS CHANGE BEFORE THAT TIME. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO AND OTHER LOCAL MEDIA FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND UPDATES.

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