Scattered Rain Showers This Week and Next Expected to Slow Expanding Flash Drought Across OklahomaThu, 22 Aug 2019 12:15:57 CDT
As Oklahoma’s flash drought continues to intensify across the state, especially across the western and central portions of the state, rainfall today and through the weekend and even into next week, is expected to help alleviate some of that pressure.
Presently, 11.87% of the state is in “Severe” drought, up roughly 5% from the previous week and the highest amount seen in Oklahoma since September 4th of last year. Meanwhile, a quarter of the state is under “Moderate” drought and approximately 50% categorized as “Abnormally Dry.”
For a closer look at this week’s Drought Monitor Map, click here. To review the latest Mesonet Ticker newsletter from State Climatologist Gary McManus, click here.
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