OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that the
severity of an ongoing drought is expanding across Oklahoma.
The Drought Monitor's report released Thursday shows parts of
northwestern Oklahoma in exceptional drought. The western one-third
of the state, the Panhandle and parts of east-central to
southeastern Oklahoma are in extreme drought while most of the
remainder of the state is in severe drought.
Last week's report showed drought conditions in Oklahoma were
intensifying and there has been little rain in the state since
There is a chance for showers in much of the state beginning
Last week's report showed the Oklahoma Panhandle, northwestern
Oklahoma and far southeastern Oklahoma in extreme drought while
severe drought was reported from southwestern across northern and
into east-central sections.