Crops Continued to Thrive; Most of the week was clear with average highs in the low 70s. Small grains and canola continued to thrive amid spring temperatures and replenished soil moisture from the previous week's rain.
Row Crops Emerge in Good condition Planting was nearly complete for peanuts, while soybeans, sorghum and cotton finished for the week at or above 85 percent. The early wheat harvest allowed for double-cropping to progress ahead of normal.
Crop Conditions Decline Very little rain fell in Oklahoma over the last week, with the highest total only 0.61 of an inch in Goodwell. Almost all of the state was considered abnormally dry according to the June 26th Drought Monitor and 48 percent...
Crop and Pasture Conditions Worsen Temperatures continued to soar across Oklahoma: the average temperature for each of the nine climate districts ranged from 85 to 90 degrees, with average highs from 99 to 104.
Devastating Wildfires and Brutal Health A statewide burn ban was issued by Governor Fallin on Friday, due to the severity of the dry conditions in the state. Wildfires burned throughout the weekend across Oklahoma including fires in Creek,...
Corn Harvest Underway The week began with firefighters continuing to battle wildfires across the state. Officials estimated over 100,000 acres were burned in the last two weeks and fire danger remains high.
Rising Temperatures; Only the furthest eastern part of the state received any significant rainfall from the remnants of Isaac this past week. Most of the state was without any measurable rainfall and temperatures rose from the previous week.