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Late Week Rains Signal Further Improvement Than What is Reported in Current Drought Monitor

Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:12:37 CDT

Late Week Rains Signal Further Improvement Than What is Reported in Current Drought Monitor Although some improvement was made from the previous report, this week’s Drought Monitor is not quite as extensive as what many had hoped for. And, like last week’s report, this one again is dated on arrival with torrential rainfall storming through parts of the state this morning.



State Climatologist Gary McManus reports that this past month was the hottest May on record and June seems to be off to a hot start as well, which will cause increased evaporation and add stress on the water cycle. However, he says more rain is potentially on the way for western Oklahoma so further improvement could be seen there in next week’s report. In the meantime, dry conditions in eastern Oklahoma seem to be intensifying.



Currently, the exceptional drought rating in Oklahoma dropped from 9.8 percent to 6.6 percent; extreme drought falling two points down to 27 percent; severe conditions remained at 40 percent; moderate drought conditions increased by just one point to 46 percent and the most dramatic change was seen in the area under abnormally dry conditions increasing six points from last week now rated at 68 percent.



For a closer look at this week’s Drought Monitor, click here. To review McManus’ Mesonet Ticker report for this week, click here.




   

 

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