Jed's Blog: The Drought Is Here, No End In Sight - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Jed's Blog: The Drought Is Here, No End In Sight

Posted: Updated:
The latest Drought Monitor shows most of Oklahoma with severe to extreme conditions. The latest Drought Monitor shows most of Oklahoma with severe to extreme conditions.
Photo courtesy of Darrin Bailey in Canadian County. Photo courtesy of Darrin Bailey in Canadian County.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

The big story weather-wise until further notice is the drought. The latest Drought Monitor shows most of Oklahoma with severe to extreme conditions.

The drought and the reoccurring heat waves have damaged much of the state's crops and turned the rest of the state crispy and dry, adding a shade of brown or yellow to the landscape. I have posted pictures of another feature to the drought, and that is the pesky little jumping plant eaters also known as GRASSHOPPERS! They love these types of conditions and breed rapidly in them. Yes, those are grasshoppers and not leaves on that tree in the picture. The photo is courtesy of Darrin Bailey in Canadian County.

As we go through August, fire danger will more than likely also rear its ugly head. Winds typically increase late in the month.

We certainly need a good soaking statewide rain! I am hoping we don't have to wait until State Fair time to see that. At this point, that looks like our next best shot!

We will be watching the horizon closely and hope for the best! Feel free to follow me on Twitter @jedcastles or like my Facebook fan page.

Special Features

Bus Stop Forecast

Wondering if you’ll need rain gear for you morning bus trip or afternoon ride home? Ask Jed!

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

SKYNEWS 9 HD

When there is breaking news across the state SkyNEWS 9 HD can be first on the scene.

Share

See it! Shoot it! Send it! Share your weather pics and videos with News9.com!

Live Radar

ESP Interactive

Featured on News9.com

  • Radars

    See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

  • SkyNews 9 HD

    When there is breaking news across the state SkyNEWS 9 HD can be first on the scene.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by WorldNow
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
OKLAHOMA CITY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.