Drought & Wildfire

Current Drought & Wildfire Conditions

Oklahoma fire advisories learn more

Oklahoma fire advisories

This map displays the latest fire advisories for Oklahoma. It is updated as advisories are issued by the National Weather Service.
Oklahoma high wind advisories learn more

Oklahoma high wind advisories

This map displays the latest high wind advisories for Oklahoma. It is updated as advisories are issued by the National Weather Service.
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.
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.
Soil moisture - Fractional water index at 10 inches learn more

Soil moisture - Fractional water index at 10 inches

The Fractional Water Index at 10 inches map displays the 24-hour-averaged soil moisture at 10 inches (25 cm) under native sod for the previous day. Fractional water index ranges from 0 (completely dry) to 1.0 (completely saturated). This map is updated once each day between 7 and 8 AM.
Soil moisture - 7-day change in fractional water index at 10 inches learn more

Soil moisture - 7-day change in fractional water index at 10 inches

The 7-Day Change in Fractional Water Index (soil moisture) is measured at 10 inches (25 cm) under native sod. The change in soil moisture is measured for the seven days preceding the current date. It is updated every day.
Oklahoma burning index learn more

Oklahoma burning index

The Oklahoma Burning Index provides information on a fire's intensity, rate of spread, and height of flames if one were to occur on the current day. The higher the number, the harder the containment would be.
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.
Enhanced Decision Support from NWS Norman learn more

Enhanced Decision Support from NWS Norman

This is an enhanced weather page provided by the National Weather Service's Weather Forecast Office in Norman, Oklahoma. The map shows a graphic display of current and forecasted weather information for the Norman forecast area.
Enhanced Decision Support from NWS Tulsa learn more

Enhanced Decision Support from NWS Tulsa

This is an enhanced weather page provided by the National Weather Service's Weather Forecast Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The map shows a graphic display of current and forecasted weather information for the Tulsa forecast area.
Enhanced Decision Support from NWS Amarillo learn more

Enhanced Decision Support from NWS Amarillo

This is an enhanced weather page provided by the National Weather Service's Weather Forecast Office in Amarillo, Texas. The map shows a graphic display of the expected weather in the Texas panhandle for the current 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.