A mostly dry and warm week, along with increased summer evapotranspiration and a climatologic wet time of year, led to a general decline of moisture conditions in Oklahoma and Texas. Some areas in the South did see moderate to heavy rains , and this resulted in some D0 removal in … Read More

Drier weather covered most of the region as temperatures began to increase late in the week after a relatively cool period the past 4-6 weeks. Exceptions to the dryness included scattered showers (0.5-2 inches) from western Oklahoma southeastward into the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, and in parts of the Texas Panhandle … Read More

Cooler than normal temperatures helped to alleviate some of the concerns with the dryness in the region as temperatures were generally 2-4 degrees below normal for the week. Most of the region was dry, which led to some changes in Texas and Oklahoma. Along the Red River, abnormally dry conditions … Read More

Heavy rains of up to 8 inches were recorded over portions of eastern Oklahoma and into northern Arkansas, with snow in the Oklahoma panhandle. Even with the recent rains, pockets of short-term dryness remain in eastern Oklahoma, northern Texas, northeast Louisiana, and western Arkansas. Improvements to moderate drought and abnormally … Read More

Heavy rain in northern portions of the region contrasted with dry conditions closer to the Gulf Coast. A slow-moving storm system was responsible for 2 to 8 inches of rain from central Oklahoma east, resulting in widespread 1- and 2-category reductions in drought. Precipitation over the past 30 days has … Read More

An active weather pattern provided above-normal precipitation during the USDM period (April 11-18) in much of the Southern Plains, West, Northwest, and parts of the Midwest. Heavy rain across the Oklahoma and Texas border late in the USDM period led to the contraction of drought. In northeast Texas, there were … Read More

Widespread one-category improvements were made to the depiction across Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, where heavy precipitation (mostly 2-5 inches) was reported by the Applied Climate Information Service (ACIS) in the past week. In Texas, the city of Del Rio in Val Verde County received 5.07 inches of rain on April … Read More

Widespread one-category improvements were made to the depiction across Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, where heavy precipitation was reported by the Applied Climate Information Service (ACIS) in the past week. In Texas, Del Rio received 5.07 inches of rain on April 2, which is a record for the date and nearly … Read More

There were minor changes to the drought depiction in Texas, with minor improvements in eastern portions of the state contrasting with subtle expansion of dryness farther west. Rain amounts across eastern Texas were highly variable, with amounts of 1 to 3 inches affording some reduction of Abnormal Dryness … Read More

The short-term trend toward increasing dryness and drought continued, though some benefits from recent rain were noted in the south. In Deep South Texas and along the Gulf Coast, 2-week rainfall of 2 to 6 inches resulted in widespread reductions of Abnormal Dryness (D0). In contrast, unseasonable warmth … Read More