Not even the Dust Bowl was this dry in Oklahoma

Here’s a troubling story about how dry the last four months have been in Oklahoma. It hasn’t been this dry over the same period since 1921 – even dryer than the Dirty Thirties.

While it hasn’t been quite that bad in Kansas, wildfires that erupted around the state over the past several days provide stark testimony to how parched the Sunflower State is in its own right.