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Weekend Storms Hold Potential to Wash Away Drought Conditions Completely in Oklahoma

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:40:53 CDT

Weekend Storms Hold Potential to Wash Away Drought Conditions Completely in Oklahoma Oklahoma’s State Climatologist Gary McManus is the bearer of both good and bad news this week in his report on the Mesonet Drought Monitor. Starting with the bad news, weather forecasts for this weekend indicate that a large storm will roll into the state, unfortunately ruining any outdoor plans you had. The good news is, this storm is bringing with it lots of “drought-killing” rain. Furthermore, this storm is expected to hit the worst drought-affected areas of the state, right on target, which will potentially wash away any hint of dryness in the state.

Currently, McManus is only reporting 17 percent drought coverage in the state. According to his records, drought numbers have not been this low, since October 11, 2016. He does warn though, that the areas getting the most rain this weekend are at risk of flooding. He says to be aware of this risk and plan accordingly.

Check out the latest Drought Monitor, on the Oklahoma Mesonet website.



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