Latest Drought Monitor Map Removes Exceptional Drought Designation From Oklahoma But Adds Many Other Shades of DroughtThu, 09 Jul 2020 15:41:48 CDT
The good news on this week’s U.S. Drought Monitor map is Oklahoma has no more of the dreaded dark red shaded (D4) exceptional drought thanks to recent storms.
The bad news Oklahoma has more shades of all drought colors and now almost 67 percent of the state is suffering from (D0-D3) drought. Last week that number was 65 percent.
About the only parts of Oklahoma not experiencing drought is in the south and southeast.
Tulsa measured only .11 inches of precipitation in June, the driest June since records started in 1893.
Last weekend’s rainstorms were spotty and nature and certainly helped northern Texas and the western Oklahoma Panhandle.
Currently there are more than 1.6 million Oklahomans suffering drought.
Nationwide, about half the country is experiencing some degree of drought impacting more than 32 million people.
To view the latest Oklahoma drought map, click here.
Unfortunately, there is not much relief in sight as weather experts are predicting hot, dry conditions to persist over much of the country.
To view the temperature outlook for Aug-Oct., click here.
To view the precipitation outlook for Aug-Oct., click here.
To view the monthly drought outlook map, click here.
To view the U.S. Drought Monitor map, click here.
The U.S. Drought Monitor Map is developed through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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