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Drought Conditions Getting Worse in the Panhandle

AMARILLO - Drought conditions are getting worse throughout the panhandle.

Right now, the drought monitor is showing a combination of extreme and severe drought in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, and Amarillo is right in the middle of an extreme drought pocket. 

Chief Meteorologist John Harris said with the ongoing lack of precipitation, always make sure to be courteous of the burn bans, and be aware of how you dispose of your flammable materials.

"Basically what constitutes a measurable amount of precipitation is 100th of an inch of moisture, and the last time we saw that was on October 13. So we have had trace amounts, just enough to make the sidewalks wet here in Amarillo, and that is really about it," said Harris.

Today marks our 115th day without moisture.

For more on the drought: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?TX


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