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Conditions for the week of Jan. 11-17

Moderate to heavy precipitation fell across much of Oklahoma and into parts of the Texas Panhandle and northeastern Texas. Between 3.5 and 5.0 inches fell along some areas near the Kansas-Oklahoma border. This brought improvement from extreme drought (D3) to severe drought (D2) to a small part of southeastern Oklahoma, and broader improvements to many former areas of exceptional dryness (D0) to D2 elsewhere. Still, 90-day precipitation was generally 4 to 8 inches below normal from eastern Oklahoma and parts of eastern Texas.

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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
1/17/2017
66.48%33.52%15.88%5.40%0.73%0.00%
Last Week
1/10/2017
61.65%38.35%18.05%9.44%0.95%0.00%
Three Months Ago
10/18/2016
60.61%39.39%7.28%0.49%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
65.81%34.19%17.53%9.68%0.87%0.00%
One Year Ago
1/19/2016
96.56%3.44%0.00%0.00%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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