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.
|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|
- 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.