Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State OKLAHOMA
County/Area ELLIS
WFO OUN
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2006-12-01 00:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2006-12-31 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 Severe to exceptional (D2-D4) drought conditions were seen across much of Oklahoma during the month of December. However, above average precipitation totals over many locations allowed for several counties in northern Oklahoma to be upgraded to extreme (D3) by the end of the month, even allowing for the Burn Ban to be lifted in the final four Oklahoma counties. The drought has been ongoing for over a year now, which is causing water concerns for many communities. This has caused several state lakes to fall to record lows. While December is not usually considered an active outdoor recreation month, many boat docks and ramps remained on dry ground. However, many 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. The hay crop was small, which is leading many ranchers and farmers paying extreme amounts to keep the cattle fed through the winter. Questions had also risen about selling all or part of livestock herds due to the lack of food. Another concern is whether the combined lack of moisture over the last couple of years will affect future crops that were planted during the fall, such as winter wheat. The crop damage for the area was estimated at 1 million 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 0.00K 1.000M
WASHITA (ZONE) WASHITA (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRADY (ZONE) GRADY (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BECKHAM (ZONE) BECKHAM (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLAINE (ZONE) BLAINE (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEMINOLE (ZONE) SEMINOLE (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POTTAWATOMIE (ZONE) POTTAWATOMIE (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCLAIN (ZONE) MCCLAIN (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROGER MILLS (ZONE) ROGER MILLS (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAJOR (ZONE) MAJOR (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARFIELD (ZONE) GARFIELD (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALFALFA (ZONE) ALFALFA (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 1.000M
LOGAN (ZONE) LOGAN (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OKLAHOMA (ZONE) OKLAHOMA (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADDO (ZONE) CADDO (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODWARD (ZONE) WOODWARD (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOVE (ZONE) LOVE (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUGHES (ZONE) HUGHES (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARPER (ZONE) HARPER (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAYNE (ZONE) PAYNE (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARTER (ZONE) CARTER (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRYAN (ZONE) BRYAN (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JOHNSTON (ZONE) JOHNSTON (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEVELAND (ZONE) CLEVELAND (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PONTOTOC (ZONE) PONTOTOC (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODS (ZONE) WOODS (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ATOKA (ZONE) ATOKA (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARVIN (ZONE) GARVIN (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIS (ZONE) ELLIS (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOBLE (ZONE) NOBLE (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KAY (ZONE) KAY (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGFISHER (ZONE) KINGFISHER (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTON (ZONE) COTTON (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CUSTER (ZONE) CUSTER (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEWEY (ZONE) DEWEY (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANADIAN (ZONE) CANADIAN (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEPHENS (ZONE) STEPHENS (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COAL (ZONE) COAL (ZONE) OK 12/01/2006 00:00 CST-6 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 1.000M