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Southern Plains Drought Early Warning System

Conditions for the week of May 15-21, 2019

Much of Oklahoma and parts of Texas to the Lower Mississippi Valley were wetter than normal this week, but southern and eastern portions of the region were drier than normal. Parts of western and southern Texas have been drier than normal for the last 60 to 90 days, but otherwise wet conditions dominate the region. Spots of abnormally dry (D0) conditions were seen in western Texas along the Rio Grande River, southern Texas, and Mississippi and Tennessee where they connect to Alabama.

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U.S. Drought Monitor - Southern Plains DEWS

U.S. Drought Monitor - Southern Plains DEWS
U.S. Drought Monitor - Southern Plains DEWS
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
5/21/2019
96.87%3.13%0.47%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
5/14/2019
97.33%2.67%0.73%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
2/19/2019
67.48%32.52%6.72%1.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/01/2019
88.83%11.17%3.49%1.12%0.01%0.00%
One Year Ago
5/22/2018
30.35%69.65%54.01%39.94%21.36%4.94%

Drought Intensities

  •       None: No Drought
  •       D0: Abnormally Dry
  •       D1: Moderate Drought
  •       D2: Severe Drought
  •       D3: Extreme Drought
  •       D4: Exceptional Drought
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