After a winter and spring that resulted in little to no rain for the region, drought conditions have vastly improved for a majority of northwest Oklahoma since the beginning of May.
A majority of Beaver and Harper counties along with northwest Woods county are no longer under any level of drought. Most of Woods County is abnormally dry.
The city of Woodward and areas of eastern, western and northern Woodward county have been upgraded to moderate drought, while southern portions of the county are still under severe drought. The same can be said for Major County.
Extreme drought still exists for a majority of Dewey and Custer counties and parts of southern Ellis and northern Rogers Mills counties.
Back in April, extreme to exceptional drought was present throughout the entire region.