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Latest Drought Monitor Shows Early Signs Drought Might be Letting Up a Bit in Northwest Oklahoma

Thu, 17 May 2018 13:07:06 CDT

Latest Drought Monitor Shows Early Signs Drought Might be Letting Up a Bit in Northwest Oklahoma According to Oklahoma State Climatologist Gary McManus in his Mesonet Ticker Report for this week, some improvements have been seen in the areas hit worst by drought in the state. While there was a good deal of precipitation that rolled through midweek, nothing after Tuesday will be accounted for in this week’s Drought Monitor. But still, the improvements across western Oklahoma are indeed
real, and probably will continue into next week, McManus says.

Across far western Oklahoma, Exceptional (D4) drought was reduced from 23% of the state to 17%. The amount of drought, though, actually increased a tad from 46 to 47%. This is all due to the substantial moisture that has fallen over the last 30 days.

Rain deficits are still high across the state and much more moisture is needed especially across western Oklahoma. The extra pockets of moisture not accounted for in this report though should certainly help and be reflected in next week’s report - however, it is not going to be a drought busting amount by any means. Although, the possibility of that changing in the future is starting to look a bit brighter.

Click here to view a larger image of the Drought Monitor Map for this week or click here to read McManus’ ticker report for this week.



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