Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State OKLAHOMA
County/Area WASHITA
WFO OUN
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-01-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2007-01-18 23:59:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Severe to extreme (D2-D3) drought conditions were seen across much of the northern half of Oklahoma during the month of January. However, much needed precipitation during the latter half of the month, mainly in some form of winter precipitation, allowed for these areas to improve to just severe conditions (D2). This also allowed for an improvement to areas farther south that were in D2 drought conditions during the month of December. The winter storm from the 12th through the 14th provided much needed precipitation to improve these areas to D1 or less. The drought has been ongoing for over a year now, which continues the water worries over many communities. Lake levels remain at or near record lows, although the recent beneficial moisture has helped somewhat. Many boat docks and ramps remained on dry ground, but lakes are showing some improvement, rising slowly during the last half of the month. Even at low levels, most lakes are still considered at safe levels for everyday living and water rationing has been kept to a minimum. The agriculture industry continued to be hit hard by the drought. Although many farmers are beginning the year much better than they did last year due to the recent precipitation, many are fighting to save their 2007 crops. The recent precipitation has helped the top 12 inches of the soil, but the soil below this remains very dry. Additional precipitation will help crops that were planted during the fall, such as winter wheat. The crop damage for the area was estimated at 750 thousand dollars.
Event Narrative


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 775.00K 0.00K
GARFIELD (ZONE) GARFIELD (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODWARD (ZONE) WOODWARD (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOBLE (ZONE) NOBLE (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KAY (ZONE) KAY (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEVELAND (ZONE) CLEVELAND (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTON (ZONE) COTTON (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHITA (ZONE) WASHITA (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ATOKA (ZONE) ATOKA (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALFALFA (ZONE) ALFALFA (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAJOR (ZONE) MAJOR (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANADIAN (ZONE) CANADIAN (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POTTAWATOMIE (ZONE) POTTAWATOMIE (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OKLAHOMA (ZONE) OKLAHOMA (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODS (ZONE) WOODS (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARVIN (ZONE) GARVIN (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PONTOTOC (ZONE) PONTOTOC (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEWEY (ZONE) DEWEY (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROGER MILLS (ZONE) ROGER MILLS (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADDO (ZONE) CADDO (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRADY (ZONE) GRADY (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARPER (ZONE) HARPER (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 775.00K 0.00K
COAL (ZONE) COAL (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOVE (ZONE) LOVE (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEPHENS (ZONE) STEPHENS (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAYNE (ZONE) PAYNE (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCLAIN (ZONE) MCCLAIN (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGFISHER (ZONE) KINGFISHER (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIS (ZONE) ELLIS (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BECKHAM (ZONE) BECKHAM (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JOHNSTON (ZONE) JOHNSTON (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARTER (ZONE) CARTER (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUGHES (ZONE) HUGHES (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEMINOLE (ZONE) SEMINOLE (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOGAN (ZONE) LOGAN (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLAINE (ZONE) BLAINE (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRYAN (ZONE) BRYAN (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CUSTER (ZONE) CUSTER (ZONE) OK 01/01/2007 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 775.00K 0.00K