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Latest Drought Monitor Update- Twenty One Percent of Oklahoma Drought Free

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 07:55:36 CST

Latest Drought Monitor Update- Twenty One Percent of Oklahoma Drought Free Oklahoma now is slightly more than one third "drought free" according to the latest US Drought Monitor graphic released Thursday morning by NOAA. The amount of Oklahoma countryside that remains in "exceptional drought" or D4 remains at just under four percent- and almost all of that most troubled territory is in Cimarron and Texas Counties in the Panhandle. A small bit of Tillman County also reflects that deepest red of exceptional drought. At the other end of the spectrum, 21% of Oklahoma is out of drought and the slightly less "abnormally dry" ratings in this latest update. The map above is the latest look at drought conditions as found across the state.


Sixty eight percent of Oklahoma is now in one of the four drought classifications, moderate, severe, extreme or exceptional- and that is over six percentage points less than a week ago. The amount of Oklahoma that remains in severe drought or worst is the same this week as it was a week ago at 50.55% of the total land mass of the state- and that stretches over about the northwestern half of the state of Oklahoma.


Contrast the current map with one from the end of September (and the start of the 2012 water year) when 100 percent of the state was in severe drought or worst- over 66% rated in the worst category- exceptional drought.



   

 

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