Oklahoma Begins 2019 Drought Free After Extended Period of Lingering Dry ConditionsThu, 03 Jan 2019 12:09:45 CST
It would seem 2019 is off to a good start - in terms of moisture at least, with the first Drought Monitor report of the new year showing no drought in the state for the first time in a long time.
All drought categories on the Monitor Map currently register at 0 percent, although a small patch of “Abnormally Dry” conditions remains in the northeast corner of the state, covering approximately 5.15 percent of Oklahoma’s total land mass.
Thursday’s wet winter weather arrived after the deadline for this week’s report which means the moisture received will be applied to the following week’s report, likely keeping things in relatively good condition regarding any potential drought.
Click here to view this week’s Drought Monitor map more closely or to jump to the Mesonet Ticker website for the latest from State Climatologist Gary McManus, click here.
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