U D Drought Monitor 8/14/2012
This week's U. S. Drought Monitor map is linked below.
In Oklahoma, both the D-2 and D-4 categories grew and D-3 got a little smaller accordingly.
I am shocked at how much D-4 spread over Kansas. A little over 63% of Jay's state is in Exceptional Drought. That is pretty astonishing.
I noticed even Hawaii has some severe drought, which is hard to imagine in such a tropical paradise.
Hopefully in the next couple of months our usual late summer and early autumn rains will return in force and we'll be looking an improving drought monitor maps each week.
If you want to look at a specific state, click on that state on the U.S. map, and that will bring up that state's region, then click on the state again there on the regional map to get the state map.
Here is a link that might be useful: U. S Drought Monitor Map 8/14/2012