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Southeast OK Gets Some Relief with Heavy Rains this Week, While Northwest Still in Drought's Grip

Thu, 10 May 2018 12:24:52 CDT

Southeast OK Gets Some Relief with Heavy Rains this Week, While Northwest Still in Drought's Grip Oklahomans in the southeastern half of the state have gotten some relief this week from drought as heavy rain storms have moved through the area. However, those in the northwest part of the state are still gripped by intensely dry conditions. Unless you reside in central Oklahoma, though, any changes for the better will be rather unnoticeable, according to Oklahoma State Climatologist Gary McManus.

Again, little change is noted in the Drought Monitor this week, but currently it shows 23 percent of the state in exceptional drought conditions primarily concentrated along the western edge and Panhandle of the state; 34 percent under extreme drought; 42 percent remaining in severe drought; and a slight 5 percent combined decrease from last week in the abnormally dry to moderate drought rating at 53 percent and 46 percent, respectively.

More relief may be on the way though according to McManus, who says there will be minor chances of rain coming in the next few days into early next week. He says it is possible parts of drought-stricken Oklahoma in areas of the northwest may even receive some of that moisture if forecasted storms are realized. Meanwhile, summer temperatures are increasing and with them the fire danger, particularly in the Panhandle region.

Have a closer look at this week’s drought monitor, by clicking here and check out McManus’ latest Mesonet Ticker newsletter, here.



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