Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State OKLAHOMA
County/Area WASHITA
WFO OUN
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2006-10-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2006-10-31 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 Despite some rainfall the drought continued across much of western and central Oklahoma during October. The area was under severe to exceptional (D2-D4) drought conditions throughout the month. The worst conditions were in south central and southeast Oklahoma where drought conditions were in the extreme to exceptional (D3-D4) drought categories. Drought conditions worsened in northern Oklahoma as the month progressed. The drought was severe (D2) at the beginning of the month but conditions deteriorated to extreme (D3) at the end of the month. The drought continued to affect the agriculture industry during October. Focus was shifting from the damaged summer crops to the planting of the winter wheat crop. Experts and farmers were concerned that this winter crop would be greatly affected, just as last winter's crop, due to the lack of moisture just after planting that would allow the seed to establish before the cold temperatures arrive. The lack of pasture and a substantial hay crop also continued to affect farmers and ranchers. Farm ponds continued to dry up or remain dry. Farmers and ranchers continued to sell part or all of their livestock herds due to the lack of adequate water and food. The drought adversely affecting the agriculture industry led to concerns in the banking and insurance industries due to lack of money to pay loans, paying crop insurance claims, etc. The recreational industry also continued to be affected by the dry conditions. Lake levels remained low keeping many boat docks and ramps on dry land. Boating accidents occurred on some lakes due to the lake beds and debris at the bottom of the lakes being closer to the surface. Hunting activities were also hit by the drought. The dry conditions have affected the habitats of wildlife with fewer animals prospering in the region. Many communities continued voluntary or mandatory water rationing programs. The drought combined with warm temperatures also helped to increase the potential for wildfires across the area. However, some rainfall led to enough improvement in some counties for a burn ban on outdoor burning to be lifted.
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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 20.00K 500.00K
SEMINOLE (ZONE) SEMINOLE (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COAL (ZONE) COAL (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOGAN (ZONE) LOGAN (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROGER MILLS (ZONE) ROGER MILLS (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEWEY (ZONE) DEWEY (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTON (ZONE) COTTON (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUGHES (ZONE) HUGHES (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANADIAN (ZONE) CANADIAN (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODS (ZONE) WOODS (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARPER (ZONE) HARPER (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAYNE (ZONE) PAYNE (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALFALFA (ZONE) ALFALFA (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 20.00K 500.00K
JOHNSTON (ZONE) JOHNSTON (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CUSTER (ZONE) CUSTER (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADDO (ZONE) CADDO (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRYAN (ZONE) BRYAN (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRADY (ZONE) GRADY (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAJOR (ZONE) MAJOR (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEVELAND (ZONE) CLEVELAND (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARTER (ZONE) CARTER (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLAINE (ZONE) BLAINE (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ATOKA (ZONE) ATOKA (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODWARD (ZONE) WOODWARD (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOBLE (ZONE) NOBLE (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BECKHAM (ZONE) BECKHAM (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCLAIN (ZONE) MCCLAIN (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHITA (ZONE) WASHITA (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARFIELD (ZONE) GARFIELD (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIS (ZONE) ELLIS (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGFISHER (ZONE) KINGFISHER (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OKLAHOMA (ZONE) OKLAHOMA (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEPHENS (ZONE) STEPHENS (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARVIN (ZONE) GARVIN (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KAY (ZONE) KAY (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POTTAWATOMIE (ZONE) POTTAWATOMIE (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PONTOTOC (ZONE) PONTOTOC (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOVE (ZONE) LOVE (ZONE) OK 10/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 20.00K 500.00K