While drought conditions across Texas improved significantly during the past week, the southern Texa
While drought conditions across Texas improved significantly during the past week, the southern Texa.
While drought conditions across Texas improved significantly during the past week, the southern Texas Panhandle-South Plains saw as reversal of fortunes with abnormally dry soil moisture conditions quickly spreading.
Although widespread rainfall across Texas helped ease drought conditions, much of the Panhandle-South Plains missed out.
The rainfall eliminated the lingering abnormally dry areas in the Northeast and helped to alleviate drought conditions across parts of Texas, Georgia and Florida.
Due to variations in totals, pockets of dryness remain in the Texas Panhandle and southeastern Oklahoma; this has led to the expansion of abnormally dry conditions in small areas.
Warm, dry weather combined with high winds in the northern Plains continued to dry out vegetation and deteriorate drought conditions while drought persisted across the Southwest.
Central Oklahoma and the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles missed out on the rain event.
Abnormally dry areas crept northward into parts of southern Oklahoma in response to precipitation deficits and corresponding dry soils and vegetation.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Weather Prediction Center forecast calls for continued rain June 7-14 across the South and eastern portions of the United States.
Widespread rainfall is also expected across the Rockies and central United States.