climate http://hppr.org en High Plains Drought Update: Late October Rains Helped Oklahoma Panhandle http://hppr.org/post/high-plains-drought-update-late-october-rains-helped-oklahoma-panhandle <p></p><p>Dry conditions continue across the High Plains listening region. &nbsp;Rain in southern Kansas slightly improved the abnormally dry conditions. &nbsp;Heavy rains on October 26 improved conditions in the Oklahoma panhandle according to the <a href="http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home.aspx"><strong>U.S. Drought Monitor</strong></a>. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 23844 at http://hppr.org High Plains Drought Update: Late October Rains Helped Oklahoma Panhandle Drought improvements in August but unlikely in the fall http://hppr.org/post/drought-improvements-august-unlikely-fall <p>The High Plains are continuing to benefit from a stalled weather front along lower sections of the central Plains, which is serving as a focus for continued precipitation.&nbsp; As a result, the monthly drought outlook map from the <a href="http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/monthly_drought.html">Climate Prediction Center</a> (see first slide above) shows improvement across the HPPR coverage area though August.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Quentin Hope 20192 at http://hppr.org Drought improvements in August but unlikely in the fall Good rains or dry as ever? http://hppr.org/post/good-rains-or-dry-ever <p>You may think that we’ve had good rainfall in recent weeks.&nbsp; Or you might feel it’s been as dry as ever.&nbsp; Across the High Plains either situation could be the case.&nbsp; While the latest drought maps shows general improvement across the region, a closer look shows a very hit or miss picture with the percentage of normal precipitation varying widely from locale to locale.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 05:09:05 +0000 Quentin Hope 20083 at http://hppr.org Good rains or dry as ever?