No change to Oklahoma drought despite rain, at least not yet
No change to Oklahoma drought despite rain, at least not yet.
Despite the wave of heavy rain Tuesday night across central Oklahoma, there was little change to the drought conditions, at least not yet.
Click the image above to see the current drought levels across Oklahoma.
The reason is simple.
The cut off for drought data for the weekly Thursday drought update is 6:00 a.m. Tuesday.
That being said, the heavy rain from Tuesday night is not calculated in the latest drought update, but it will be include in the next drought update.
What kind of changes can you expect to see in the next drought update that includes Tuesday’s heavy rain?
The most noticeable change will be the drought levels along the I-44 corridor where the heaviest rain fell, and across parts of central Oklahoma near El Reno and Kingfisher.
Expect to see at least one drought level drop in that area.
For example, the severe drought level in Oklahoma City may drop one level to a moderate drought.