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Southern Plains Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of October 9-15, 2019

Parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana received over 2 inches of rain this week, which resulted in contraction of drought and abnormal dryness.  Contraction also occurred in western Tennessee.  But other areas continued dry, with expansion of drought and abnormal dryness occurring.  Severe (D2) to extreme (D3) drought expanded in Texas and eastern Tennessee.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Southern Plains DEWS

As of October 15, 2019

Author: Richard Heim, NCEI/NOAA

U.S. Drought Monitor - Southern Plains DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Southern Plains DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
10/15/2019
51.00%49.00%33.32%16.33%5.65%0.00%
Last Week
10/08/2019
55.40%44.60%31.44%18.17%5.18%0.00%
Three Months Ago
7/16/2019
94.22%5.78%1.00%0.35%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/01/2019
88.83%11.17%3.49%1.12%0.01%0.00%
Start of Water Year
10/01/2019
44.36%55.64%31.01%13.62%3.81%0.00%
One Year Ago
10/16/2018
79.22%20.78%13.88%6.52%0.73%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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