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

Temperatures were warmer than normal over Texas and much of Oklahoma with departures of 2-4 degrees while the rest of the region was cooler than normal with departures of 2-4 degrees. Precipitation was greatest over south Texas and into portions of Louisiana and Arkansas. These rains were spotty, … Read More

Rains over southern Texas allowed for improvements to moderate drought and abnormally dry conditions. In northeast Texas, dry conditions allowed for the expansion of abnormally dry conditions as well as a slight expansion of moderate and severe drought along the Texas and Oklahoma borders. Over the last several weeks, impacts … Read More