June Rains Falter as Drought Surges

Gary McManus, State Climatologist — Largely deprived of its primary rainy season, Oklahoma saw drought surge across the state during June. A midmonth bout with showers and storms managed to stem the flash drought’s intensification and spread with beneficial rains across northwestern Oklahoma. The respite was brief, however. Dry weather and intense heat returned by the end of the month and drought was again on the move to the south and east. Contained wholly within the western half of the state at the end of May, drought had progressed to the state’s eastern border by the end of June. Drought…

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