Drought & Wildfire

Current Drought & Wildfire Conditions

Oklahoma burn bans learn more

Oklahoma burn bans

The Oklahoma Forestry Services' Current Burn Bans map indicates the counties that have declared a burn ban, as well as bans declared by the Governor. The county and dates for which the ban is valid are listed beneath the map.
Rainfall summaries by climate division (tables & maps) learn more

Rainfall summaries by climate division (tables & maps)

Tables of rainfall summaries for each climate division are available. Separate summaries are provided for the differing durations of rainfall: from spring to the current date, the warm growing season, the beginning of the calender year to the current date, the water year through the current date, and the last 30, 60, 90, 120, 180, and 365 days.
U.S. Drought Monitor - Oklahoma learn more

U.S. Drought Monitor - Oklahoma

The map displays weekly drought conditions, as designated by experts including climatologists at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is Tuesday at 7 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The maps, which are based on analysis of the data, are released each Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
U.S. Drought Monitor - South Central U.S. learn more

U.S. Drought Monitor - South Central U.S.

The map displays weekly drought conditions, as designated by experts including climatologists at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is Tuesday at 7 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The maps, which are based on analysis of the data, are released each Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
Drought Impact Reporter learn more

Drought Impact Reporter

Information for the impact report database comes from a variety of sources: on-line news stories, members of the public who submit a drought-related impact for their region (see Add A Drought Impact), members of the media, and members of government agencies.
Recent rainfall learn more

Recent rainfall

The Recent Rainfall table shows the total rainfall (in inches) for each Mesonet site. Rainfall totals are given for the past 7, 10, 14, 30, 60, and 90 days up to the current date, as well as the total for the current month, year, and previous year.
Consecutive days with less than 0.10 inches of rainfall learn more

Consecutive days with less than 0.10 inches of rainfall

This Oklahoma Map displays the number of consecutive days an area has experienced less than 0.10 inches of rain. The values lead up to the current date.
Consecutive days with less than 0.25 inches of rainfall learn more

Consecutive days with less than 0.25 inches of rainfall

This Oklahoma Map displays the number of consecutive days an area has experienced less than 0.25 inches of rain. The values lead up to the current date.
Oklahoma Keetch-Byram Drought Index learn more

Oklahoma Keetch-Byram Drought Index

The Oklahoma Keetch-Byram Drought Index illustrates the probability of wildfires based on drought and soil moisture conditions throughout Oklahoma for the current day. It ranges from 0 (no drought) to 800 (extreme drought).
Streamflow conditions from the USGS learn more

Streamflow conditions from the USGS

Map of real-time streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of the year.
Departure from normal streamflow from the USGS learn more

Departure from normal streamflow from the USGS

Departure from Normal Streamflow from the USGS provides detailed drought information. A map of your chosen state shows areas that have experienced below normal streamflow (in percentile classifications) based on a historical seven day average for that particular day.

Drought & Wildfire Outlooks

6 to 10 day temperature outlook learn more

6 to 10 day temperature outlook

The 6-10 day Outlook gives the confidence (probability) that the National Weather Service has that the observed temperature, averaged over upcoming days 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be in the range of one of three possible categories - below normal (B), normal (N), or above normal (A).
6 to 10 day precipitation outlook learn more

6 to 10 day precipitation outlook

The 6-10 day Outlook gives the confidence (probability) that the National Weather Service has that the observed total precipitation, averaged over upcoming days 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be in the range of one of three possible categories - below normal (B), normal (N), or above normal (A).
8 to 14 day temperature outlook learn more

8 to 14 day temperature outlook

The 8-14 day Outlook gives the confidence (probability) that the National Weather Service has that the observed temperature, averaged over upcoming days 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 will be in the range of one of three possible categories - below normal (B), normal (N), or above normal (A).
8 to 14 day precipitation outlook learn more

8 to 14 day precipitation outlook

The 8-14 day Outlook gives the confidence (probability) that the National Weather Service has that the observed total precipitation, averaged over upcoming days 8, 9, 10 , 11, 12, 13, and 14 will be in the range of one of three possible categories - below normal (B), normal (N), or above normal (A).
U.S. seasonal drought outlook learn more

U.S. seasonal drought outlook

U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook depicts large-scale trends in drought conditions valid for the given season. A discussion on the latest seasonal assessment is also available.
Fire weather outlooks learn more

Fire weather outlooks

Fire Weather Outlooks provides a map of the contiguous U.S. that highlights areas at risk of threatening fire weather conditions. It is comprised of a Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3-8 forecast.
U.S. Hazards Assessment: 3 to 7 day outlook learn more

U.S. Hazards Assessment: 3 to 7 day outlook

The U.S. Hazards Assessment is intended to provide emergency managers, planners, forecasters and the public advance notice of potential hazards related to climate, weather and hydrological events.
U.S. Hazards Assessment: 8 to 14 day outlook learn more

U.S. Hazards Assessment: 8 to 14 day outlook

The U.S. Hazards Assessment is intended to provide emergency managers, planners, forecasters and the public advance notice of potential hazards related to climate, weather and hydrological events.

Other Drought & Wildfire Products

  • Oklahoma Water Resources Bulletin

    Every month, the Oklahoma Water Resources Bulletin produces a summary on Oklahoma's current conditions. Precipitation, soil moisture, drought indices, a weather/drought forecast, a crop report, reservoir storage, and streamflow conditions are included.

  • Crop progress & condition report from USDA

    The Crop Progress and Condition Report includes degree days, air temperature, precipitation, crop planting progress, crop development and harvesting progress. This report is published weekly except for the winter months of December, January and February, when issued monthly.

  • Vegetation drought response index (VegDRI)

    VegDRI maps are produced every two weeks and provide regional to sub-county scale information about drought's effects on vegetation. The VegDRI calculations integrate satellite-based observations of vegetation conditions, climate data, and other biophysical information such as land cover/land use type, soil characteristics, and ecological setting. The National Drought Mitigation Center produces VegDRI in collaboration with the US Geological Survey, and the High Plains Regional Climate Center, with sponsorship from the US Department of Agriculture.

  • U.S. Drought Monitor

    The map displays weekly drought conditions, as designated by experts including climatologists at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is Tuesday at 7 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The maps, which are based on analysis of the data, are released each Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

  • National Weather Service

    The National Weather Service, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters, and ocean areas.

  • U.S. drought portal

    The U.S. Drought Portal provides current drought information, impacts, forecasts, and reports by state or region, along with supplemental tools to aid in education, planning, recovery, and research.

  • Storm events database from the National Climatic Data Center

    The Storm Events Database provides archived severe weather events (e.g., hail, high winds, blizzard) for a specified state, county, and date range. Search results can be further refined to include size, wind speed, property damage, crop damage, number of deaths, and number of injuries depending on the selected event.

  • Daily report of reservoir conditions from the U.S. Army Corps

    The U.S. Army Corps maintains a daily report of reservoir conditions for each Oklahoma Basin.

  • Decision support for public safety officials (OK-First)

    Decision Support for Public Safety Officials (OK-First) provides information on training, meetings, workshops, real-time data and support services to safety officials.

  • Decision support for fire managers (OK-FIRE)

    Decision Support for Fire Managers (OK-FIRE) is composed of fire weather, fire danger, and smoke dispersion products, which incorporate an 84-hour predictive component. Regional training and customer support activities are also available for users.

  • Lawn irrigation

    Lawn Irrigation provides a simple irrigation plan for your yard. The plan may include when and when not to water your lawn, the cost, and how long you should water it.