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Southern Plains Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of November 7-13

 In the Texas Panhandle, areas of Abnormally Dry (D0) and Moderate Drought (D1) were reduced in response to improving soil moisture levels from snow shower activity in and around Amarillo. During the past 120-days, precipitation across Texas has been well above normal. For the week, average temperatures were well below normal with the greatest negative anomalies (9-to-15 degrees) observed in the Texas Panhandle and northern Oklahoma.

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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
11/13/2018
85.04%14.96%7.28%1.78%0.33%0.00%
Last Week
11/06/2018
84.41%15.59%8.42%2.42%0.33%0.00%
Three Months Ago
8/14/2018
21.57%78.43%61.34%33.79%9.55%0.74%
Start of Calendar Year
1/02/2018
22.04%77.96%39.92%11.37%0.07%0.00%
Start of Water Year
10/02/2018
57.19%42.81%25.98%12.14%2.64%0.00%
One Year Ago
11/14/2017
62.75%37.25%12.15%0.90%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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