Widespread spring rains eased drought conditions in some areas such as Oklahoma and northern Texas, while drought conditions persist in south Texas. One area of Oklahoma reported 15 inches of rainfall last week, while the opposite extreme is found in Texas ranch country south of San Antonio. Drought conditions have been erased throughout much of the Southeast, while southern Florida is experiencing extreme drought. Drought areas in the West  received some beneficial rainfall last week, improving drought conditions.

To view the National Drought Monitor, click here.