Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Drought Update

As of Saturday at 7am (when each week's data is collected), this depicts the amount of rain needed to break the drought:
The drought is officially broken over eastern and south central Kansas, northwest Missouri, parts of Nebraska and northwest Colorado.

Unfortunately, some of the data is not available so I cannot show the 3-day map since Saturday. However, for the 24-hours ending at 7am this morning, the data looks like this:
I believe next Saturday's tally will show significant improvement over northern and western Kansas and northern Missouri. However, Oklahoma, especially southwest Oklahoma, and adjacent areas of still need a great deal of rain to catch up.

The 7-day rainfall forecast predicts additional rains some of the areas still plagued with drought, especially the middle Missouri River Valley:


  1. Apparently all national drought indices do not agree. This one, with data up to Tuesday of this week, shows improvement, of course, but decidedly does not show the southcentral Kansas drought officially broken. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?KS

  2. Hi Keith, I am not a fan of that particular index. The Palmer is the standard and has been for 50+years. Thanks for the note.


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