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Southern Plains Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of April 10-16, 2019

Widespread moderate to heavy rains (2-4 inches, locally to 6 inches), soaked parts of the South, resulting in drought improvements in southwestern and southeastern Oklahoma, northern and central Texas, and central Louisiana. In contrast, the rains missed southern sections of Texas and Louisiana, leading to status-quo or some slight abnormally dry-moderate drought expansion.    

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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
4/16/2019
79.99%20.01%5.60%0.58%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
4/09/2019
71.12%28.88%7.18%0.58%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
1/15/2019
88.94%11.06%3.66%1.00%0.01%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/01/2019
88.83%11.17%3.49%1.12%0.01%0.00%
One Year Ago
4/17/2018
27.89%72.11%60.54%40.18%24.23%7.86%

Drought Intensities

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