Oklahoma’s drought picture remained virtually unchanged over the past week, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday.
About 80 percent of the state is in some form of drought, according to the report. That’s the same percentage of the state that was listed in drought conditions in last week’s report.
But there’s good news. The report is based on data collected Tuesday morning, meaning it doesn’t count the heavy rainfall that passed through Oklahoma City and southeast Oklahoma Wednesday.
That round of thunderstorms dumped nearly 4 inches of rain on some areas in Oklahoma City and upwards of 5 inches on parts of southeast Oklahoma. Those rainfall totals could spell a better drought picture in next week’s report.
Another round of rain brought as much as 2 inches of rain to parts of north central Oklahoma Thursday morning.