Drought Update 6-2-11

Drought Update 6-2-11

Areas that saw rain did not gain any ground against the drought. Some areas actually lost ground.
The drought.gov update for Thursday, June 2, 2011 and Texoma has held onto most of its gains from the rain we saw the past two weeks.

Even though this week we did see some rain in our far western counties, all of the areas that saw rainfall stayed at a category 5 which is considered to "Exceptional."

At this time, rainfall is not in the KFDX forecast and a dry summer pattern is becoming more apparent. Now, over 50% of Texas is in a category 5 drought and with summer knocking on our door, that number is expected to rise.

Counties that are bold and in italics are counties that underwent stage changes.

Stage 5 "Exceptional" (this is the highest level of drought)
  • Wichita
  • Wilbarger
  • Jackson
  • Tillman
  • Hardeman
  • Foard
  • Childress
  • Cottle
  • King
  • Knox
  • Baylor
  • Archer
Stage 4 "Extreme"
  • Cotton
  • Stephens
  • Jefferson
  • Young
  • Throckmorton
  • Clay
State 3 "Severe"
  • Comanche
  • Montague
  • Jack
  • Palo Pinto
Stage 2 "Moderate"
  • None
Stage 1 "Abnormally Dry" (this is the lowest level of drought
  • None
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