The amount of exceptional drought (D4) in the state stayed at 66 percent, but the amount of extreme-to-exceptional drought (D3-D4) went from 90 percent to 79 percent. So that area of D3 in eastern Oklahoma dropped by 11 percent.
“It’s not much, but hey, it’s better than nothing,” said Gary McManus of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey.
September ends tomorrow and it ended up as a dud for most of the state in its role as the beginning of the secondary rainy season.
The statewide average for September will finish around 1.66″, 2.01 inches below normal or 45 percent of normal.
Very few places in the state reached normal precipitation levels during the month, McManus said.