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NEW: Just how bad is the drought in Oklahoma County and the state?

by Bryan Painter Published: April 10, 2014
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NEW: The U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows the northwest half of Oklahoma County in severe drought and the southwest half in moderate drought.

Also 13.54 percent of Oklahoma – southwestern Oklahoma through western Oklahoma and into portions of the Panhandle - is in exceptional drought, the worst category. That is up 2.4 three months ago.

 

April 8, 2014
(Released Thursday April 10, 2014)
Valid 7 a.m. Eastern
Statistics type:
Drought Condition (Percent Area):
Week Date Nothing D0-D4 D1-D4 D2-D4 D3-D4 D4
Current 4/8/2014 6.34 93.66 76.48 52.63 26.39 13.54
Last Week 4/1/2014 4.05 95.95 77.48 50.67 24.03 8.61
3 Months Ago 1/7/2014 50.84 49.16 38.17 18.99 4.84 2.40
Start of Calendar Year 12/31/2013 50.84 49.16 38.17 18.99 4.84 2.40
Start of Water Year 10/1/2013 21.74 78.26 43.00 17.62 4.42 1.45
One Year Ago 4/9/2013 0.70 99.30 85.01 61.00 36.44 8.56
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Intensity:

  • D0 – Abnormally Dry
  • D1 – Moderate Drought
  • D2 – Severe Drought
  • D3 – Extreme Drought
  • D4 – Exceptional Drought

The Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions. Local conditions may vary. See accompanying text summary for forecast statements.

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by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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