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Severe drought conditions persist across New Mexico, southern Colorado, northern Texas and Oklahoma. Without a change ... Further west, California has received very little precipitation this winter and is poised to slide back into severe drought following a promisingly wet winter a year ago. Even the area ...
Western Comanche County, along with most of Caddo County and all of Tillman County, have been upgraded from the third level, severe drought, category to the fourth level, extreme drought, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday. Other area counties placed in the extreme drought ...

The worsening drought in parts of Texas and Oklahoma has been called "dire," according to one analysis. Parts of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles have gone four months without rain or snow. There may be a little short-term relief ahead. However, a wet spring is no guarantee, and it will prove critical.
WICHITA FALLS - As of Thursday, there are 122 Texas counties and 57 Oklahoma counties under a burn ban. Nine of the burn bans in Texas ... The updated drought monitor was released Thursday and the extreme drought conditions are spreading out even farther into Texoma. The extreme area is now ...
Even though its hard to see it across the state because most of the vegetation is dormant, the drought is exploding across Oklahoma. Just in the last week, the D3 extreme drought level increased by 17 percent coverage and is closing in on Oklahoma City. Now 38 percent of the state is covered by the ...
So, when will Oklahoma see it's big snowfall? Don't expect it anytime soon. The weather pattern right now and for the next month is expected to be fast and dry with waves of cold fronts with high chances of below-average precipitation. March can bring heavy snow, but mainly for northwestern Oklahoma.

Thursday morning the U.S. Drought Monitor released its latest drought update and it is not good for Oklahoma and Oklahoma City. For the first time since August of 2017, Oklahoma City is now in a severe drought. That D2 severe drought level now covers 60 percent of the state, a 22 percent increase from ...
So, what does this mean for Oklahoma? If the drought continues, expect a very dangerous fire season this late winter and potentially a very hot spring and summer. Dry soil heats up much more efficiently than dry soil. Going into the spring and into the summer with a extreme drought brings a high probability ...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 11:54 - Below-average precipitation in the panhandle region of Texas and Oklahoma is currently causing the worst drought conditions in the Contiguous United States with much of the region experiencing severe drought and even several pockets of extreme drought. According to a recent ...
Oklahoma experienced extremely dry weather during the month of January, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Southern Plains Regional Field Office, Oklahoma. According to OCS Mesonet, the drought extended to nearly 120 days. The statewide average precipitation for the full ...
The driest conditions are just across the Louisiana border in east Texas, where water providers are reporting shortages and federal drought trackers predict crop failures. Texas has long tried to knock some water loose from its northern neighbor, Oklahoma. When financial enticements didn't work, Texas ...
Volunteer firefighters Christie Smith and David Thompson cool down after extinguishing a hotspot that flared east of Noble, Okla., in 2012. ... Kloesel says precipitation changes will amplify these warming extremes, as Oklahoma appears poised for more frequent, lengthier periods of drought interspersed ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — It's been a dry December across the state, with most counties facing drought-like conditions. According to the latest release from the U.S. Drought Monitor, Oklahoma County is listed as "Abnormally Dry" for the time of year. A large swath across the central part of the state is also ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — It's been a dry December across the state, with most counties facing drought-like conditions. According to the latest release from the U.S. Drought Monitor, Oklahoma County is listed as "Abnormally Dry" for the time of year. A large swath across the central part of the state is also ...
Another week with little rain has caused the Oklahoma drought to jump up a notch. In the first time in over 8 months, there is now a D3, extreme drought in the Sooner State. Click the image above to see the current drought conditions across Oklahoma. In the last week, the D2 severe drought also doubled in ...
After another week of little rain across Oklahoma, the drought continued to expand and intensify. Just in the last week, the D2 severe drought quadrupled in size, going from 2 percent coverage last week, to now 8 percent coverage this week. Click the map above to see current drought conditions across ...
After another week without rain, the Oklahoma drought not only increased in coverage, but doubled in size. Last week, Oklahoma drought levels only covered 8 percent of the state, but with the newest drought update, over 17 percent. Click the map above to see the current drought levels across Oklahoma.

Oklahoma experienced another relatively dry week during the week ... 7, drought conditions were rated 8 percent moderate to exceptional, up 5 ...
In the last week, not only did the drought expand in coverage across Oklahoma, a new, higher drought level was added. Since the last drought ...
NEW YORK -. Shalane Flanagan dethroned Mary Keitany on Sunday and became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon ...
LOGAN COUNTY, Oklahoma -. Rural fire departments are preparing for a busy fall and winter with less staff. Many smaller fire departments rely ...
Currently, only about 2 percent of the state is under drought conditions, compared to a week ago when nearly 12 percent of the state was ...
Dry conditions began creeping into the extreme northwest corner of Garfield County this week, while moderate drought conditions took a firmer hold in Northwest Oklahoma, according to the weekly results posted by U.S. Drought Monitor. The remainder of the county is seeing no dry or drought conditions, ...
Part of a prolonged period of drought stretching from 2010 to 2015, the ... found that the high temperatures that contribute to droughts such the one ... “The absence of moisture during the 2011 Texas/Oklahoma drought and ...
Flash droughts are characterized by the rapid onset and development of ... for flash droughts in the United States and characteristics of flash drought. ... under Basara in the School of Meterology at the University of Oklahoma.
My own mother's people were from Oklahoma, farmers on both sides. ... a blow that nature dealt them with years of drought and dust storms that ...
OSU alum director of Oklahoma Water Resources Center .... such as a drought, flood or infrastructure failure to make people aware of water ...
“While carbon relations did seem to be affected by drought, there was ... The discovery of how droughts cause mortality in trees, regardless of ...
... by the United States Drought Monitor as of the September 19 report. ... 47 percent in Oklahoma, and 43 percent in Arkansas, according to the ...
19, drought conditions were rated 2 percent moderate drought to exceptional, unchanged from the previous week and down 11 points from the ...
VIDEO: Carmelo Anthony has officially landed in Oklahoma City. ... after a largely unfulfilling six-plus-year run (and a four-year playoff drought).
Even though September is the start of Oklahoma's second rainy season, this September has been very dry and therefor the Oklahoma drought ...
A convoy from Clark County and Gate, Oklahoma, took hay and wire to two ranches experiencing wildfire and drought. The crew was repaying ...
Pockets of dryness also persisted in Oklahoma, leading to the expansion of abnormally dry conditions and the introduction of moderate drought ...
These drought ready plants are perfect for the containers of any size. Annie describes what to put in them and how to arrange them.
Montana is experiencing wildfires and drought. ... a rancher from just across the Oklahoma border who lost 150 cows, 65 calves and miles of ...
The drought in Broadus made it impossible to grow hay to feed the cattle ... "It was a different need in Montana than what it was in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist ... of that increase is drought-forced feeder cattle movement,” Peel said.
The new Drought Monitor shows both vast declines and huge improvements in conditions across several parts of the country. Oklahoma is one ...
With the below-average temperatures came a lot of rain in some regions, notably across northern Texas and much of Oklahoma, where rainfall ...
According to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey, Montana is still the true “hot spot” with drought “rapidly” worsening. He said the drought is ...
STILLWATER — As the number of hot droughts increases globally, ... led by Henry Adams at Oklahoma State University, from across the globe to ... on how trees die in response to heat, drought, and other climate stresses.
By the third year of a drought, Burgum said everyone is “collectively thin” ... If anyone watched what happened in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and ...
Through all of 2011 and most of 2012, Oklahoma suffered its most recent severe, multi-year drought. And much like North Dakota's current ...
“A two-inch rain packs a lot more drought-stopping punch in April than in ... “Most droughts in Oklahoma actually last eight to 10 years, and the ...
ROME (AP) - Rome and its water company are working hard to avoid rationing during a nationwide drought, Italy's environment minister said ...
Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas also are seeing ... spring wheat, 15 percent of corn and 14 percent of soybeans are in drought.
After another week of little or no rain across central Oklahoma, the drought level has been upgraded to a D2, severe drought level. This new ...
With another week of only isolated rain totals, it should be no surprise that the Oklahoma drought expanded across the Sooner State. The most ...
Even though September has been very dry for the Sooner State, the last week of the month will bring waves of rain and likely a bite out of the ...


 

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