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Southern Plains Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of November 8-14

A band of 1 to 2 inch rainfall amounts across north-central Texas, but most of the region was dry, receiving a few tenths of an inch, if any. No measurable precipitation has fallen during the last 30 to 45 days in southwestern Kansas, western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and interior southern Texas while 90-day deficits are generally between 4 and 8 inches in northeastern Texas and northward through eastern Oklahoma. The month or more without measurable precipitation was stressing winter wheat in and near western Oklahoma, prompting northwestward D0 expansion into the area. D2 was also expanded to cover areas in northeast 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
11/14/2017
62.75%37.25%12.15%0.90%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
11/07/2017
68.26%31.74%6.71%0.35%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
8/15/2017
88.92%11.08%1.69%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
58.87%41.13%21.68%12.58%0.91%0.00%
Start of Water Year
10/03/2017
81.01%18.99%4.46%0.13%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
11/15/2016
58.20%41.80%20.74%6.95%0.48%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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