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Oklahoma's Summer Drought Outlook

NOAA Climate Prediction Center
U.S. Drought Monitor Map, June 1, 2021.

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows an increasing area of red, symbolizing extreme to exceptional drought, over much of the southwest that extends along California and up into Oregon. This is a stark contrast compared to the same time last year


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently published the extended outlook for summer. Oklahoma is forecast to have near-normal precipitation levels through August. NOAA expects drought to end in southwest Oklahoma. However, drought will likely persist and intensify heading into the summer for much of the western, northern and southwestern U.S.


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Nyk has worked in radio since 2011 serving as a board operator, on-air announcer and production director for commercial radio stations in Iowa. Originally from the Quad Cities area, Nyk joined KGOU in 2018 as a practicum student studying Creative Media Production at OU. Upon graduating the following year, he became part of KGOU’s staff and is now the local Morning Edition host. When not on the air, Nyk likes to read, listen to music and follow news about the radio industry.
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