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Latest Drought Monitor Map Shows Some Improvement For Oklahoma And Other Areas of the High Plains

Thu, 06 May 2021 14:39:04 CDT

Latest Drought Monitor Map Shows Some  Improvement For Oklahoma And Other Areas of the High Plains Extremely active is a good way to describe the weather pattern during this past week across much of the mid-section and southeastern country.

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows improved drought conditions for parts of Texas and the High Plains.

In Texas, 7-day rainfall accumulations ranged from 2 to 10 plus inches leading to significant improvement in drought-related conditions across the state.

Like, areas of northeast Colorado and portions of the central Plains received much-needed rainfall (2 to 4-inch accumulations).

However, in the western U.S., 83 percent of the region is currently in moderate-to-extreme drought with the most severe conditions centered on the Four Corners states, California and Nevada.

To view the U.S. Drought map, click here.

In Oklahoma, the updated drought map shows 57.13 percent of the state is basically free of any dry or drought conditions.

Last week that number was 43.60 percent, so there is definite improvement.

Just a short three months ago, more than 75 percent of the state was drought free.

To view the Oklahoma drought map, click here.

Looking ahead, below normal temperatures and below normal precipitation is expected.

A big concern is the forecast dryness for the Oklahoma Panhandle and Kansas.

To view the 6-10-day temperature outlook, click here.

To view the 6-10-day precipitation outlook, click here.

A dry spring and early summer continues to be expected by NOAA in their 3-month (May, June, July) precipitation outlook. To view this outlook, click here.

Unfortunately, drought conditions will persist into summer for much of the western and southwestern U.S. and is expected to expand. The updated seasonal drought outlook map shows almost half the country will be in drought conditions during the next three months.

There is some good news for south central Oklahoma and northern and central Texas as NOAA is predicting drought removal for these areas.

To view the latest seasonal drought outlook 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.


Latest Drought Monitor Map Shows Some  Improvement For Oklahoma And Other Areas of the High Plains


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