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Severe Drought Conditions for Western Half of Arkansas

Southeast part of the state is also getting drier.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Drought conditions are getting worse in parts of the Natural State.

The latest Drought Monitor data from the National Weather Service shows the following:
  • Severe Drought area in northwest Arkansas has shrunk somewhat and moved a little farther west. 
  • Severe Drought area in southwest Arkansas has grown in size. 
  • In parts of southeast Arkansas, conditions have worsened from Abnormally Dry to Moderate Drought. 
The graphics attached below show a comparison between last week and this week, and a comparison between this time last year vs. today.

Meanwhile, the latest wildfire danger map from the Arkansas Forestry Commission shows nearly the northern half of the state under a low risk. The rest of the state is ranked as moderate risk for wildfires.

Burn bans, which had grown to include nearly half of the state's counties two weeks ago have fallen significantly to only several, including:
  • Clark
  • Cleveland
  • Grant
  • Jefferson
  • Lincoln
  • Madison
  • Monroe
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