BLOG: Still drought in Oklahoma

Posted: 6:24 PM, Mar 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-03 00:33:31Z
BLOG: Still drought in Oklahoma
BLOG: Still drought in Oklahoma

Remember that week in February when we had three to nine inches of rain in eastern Oklahoma? It caused the Illinois River to spill over its banks. Well, in western Oklahoma, they didn't receive much at all. In fact, take a look at the above image showing the rain from the past 30 days. In some cases, less than an inch in the area, and in the panhandle, only a few hundredths of an inch.

Check out the drought status map above. With all that said, eastern Oklahoma is doing much better with the moisture we received. However, it gets worse as you go westward with extreme drought in red.

We do have rain showers and thunderstorms in the forecast for Sunday afternoon and Sunday night, but it doesn't look like we will get much moisture from that system. Then we go dry once again for all of this next week.