Although Oklahoma had a stormy and wet spring, it looks like summer will begin with a flash drought. Oklahoma is currently experiencing dry conditions, some areas of the state haven't seen rain for two weeks.

According to, flash drought "is simply the rapid onset or intensification of drought. It is set in motion by lower-than-normal rates of precipitation, accompanied by abnormally high temperatures, winds, and radiation." So far, Oklahoma hasn't seen much rain. And according to the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma is set for a warming trend.

Plus, Oklahoma has seen a few days of wind gusts.

So, Oklahoma has all the ingredients for a flash drought. According to the Oklahoma Mesonet ticker from June 18, the development of this latest flash drought will be the third in the last three summers. Areas of Oklahoma haven't seen rainfall in two weeks, and some areas haven't received rain in more than two weeks.

Coupled with the heat wave, Oklahoma is set up perfectly for a flash drought. Luckily, Oklahoma still has a good amount moisture reserve, so a flash drought isn't present yet. But that can disappear quickly, especially since it's summer.

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Out of all the areas in Oklahoma, the panhandle and western Oklahoma are not looking great. Based on the latest drought monitor, these areas currently range from abnormally dry to severe drought.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Will Oklahoma see rain soon?

A tropical depression is about to impact Texas with widespread rain, but it doesn't look like Oklahoma will get more than a few scattered showers - if we're lucky. As of June 18, Oklahoma doesn't have any widespread showers in the forecast. It's just going to be hot and humid, with the possibility of a few showers here and there. So it looks like the flash drought may happen sooner than later.

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