In keeping with the current weather theme. (The earlier blog showed pictures of the drought improving, now we’re looking at the numbers). The drought is moving out of Oklahoma faster than a Kardashian marriage.
On September 27, 2011, 100% of the state was under some form of a drought. That’s right….100%!. This mornings release of the drought monitor looks much better. Today, only 14% of Oklahoma is dealing with a drought. OKC is drought free! The worst conditions are still in Texas and Cimarron Counties where EXTREME DROUGHT conditions are being reported. Tillman and Jackson Counties are also reporting EXTREME DROUGHT conditions. The drought only improved slightly from last week as most of the heavy rain fell over land that was not under a drought.
If you jump into the numbers even deeper, at the end of September, 68% of the state was under the worst drought category you can have, EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT. Today, that number is now 4%.
So, the drought continues to improve, but more work is necessary out west.