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Southern Plains Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of April 19-25

Heavy rain from central Oklahoma into Tennessee resulted in a widespread reduction in drought. Additional heavy rainfall expected over the weekend (April 29-30) will likely result in further drought reductions. Conditions remained largely unchanged across the Gulf Coast States, as near- to below-normal temperatures accompanied this week’s generally dry weather.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Southern Plains DEWS

U.S. Drought Monitor - Southern Plains DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Southern Plains DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
4/18/2017
72.60%27.40%6.11%1.60%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
4/11/2017
62.45%37.55%11.35%2.17%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
1/17/2017
66.48%33.52%15.88%5.40%0.73%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
65.81%34.19%17.53%9.68%0.87%0.00%
One Year Ago
4/19/2016
56.23%43.77%15.83%0.46%0.00%0.00%

Drought Intensities

  •       None: No Drought
  •       D0: Abnormally Dry
  •       D1: Moderate Drought
  •       D2: Severe Drought
  •       D3: Extreme Drought
  •       D4: Exceptional Drought
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