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Event Drought
State OKLAHOMA
County/Area ELLIS
WFO OUN
Begin Date 03/17/2009 00:00:00 CST-6
End Date 03/31/2009 23:59:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Dry conditions developed over western and northwest Oklahoma by the middle of the month, with average to slightly below average precipitation in March. A small saving grace were late month thunderstorms and an unseasonably strong winter storm. Although beneficial, the precipitation totals only put a dent in the precipitation deficit that has occurred since October. The overall dry conditions were having an effect on the wheat crop, and farm ponds were running low, making it hard to keep cattle on grazing lands. In some places, wheat production was cut to almost a third of what normally would be produced. Wheat prices fell sharply by the end of the month as a result of the dry conditions. In addition, grass fires were becoming more numerous as the green up was delayed. Numerous fires were reported over a large area, and burn bans continued for most of the month. Monetary damages estimates were not available.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROGER MILLS (ZONE) ROGER MILLS (ZONE) OK 03/17/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODWARD (ZONE) WOODWARD (ZONE) OK 03/17/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODS (ZONE) WOODS (ZONE) OK 03/17/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAJOR (ZONE) MAJOR (ZONE) OK 03/17/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARPER (ZONE) HARPER (ZONE) OK 03/17/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIS (ZONE) ELLIS (ZONE) OK 03/17/2009 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K