OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — With many areas of Oklahoma seeing drought-like conditions, counties have started issuing burn bans.
As of Monday night, 16 counties had issued bans on burning. Most of them were grouped in the southeastern part of the state, however Alfalfa, Harper and Cimarron counties in northwest Oklahoma also joined in.
So far, all the bans have been declared by individual counties.
Oklahoma has seen excessively dry weather over the last two months. So far no rainfall has been calculated at Will Rogers World Airport in December, and less than an inch was tallied through November. For the year, rain numbers at WRWA stands at 33 inches, about 2.3 inches below the average for the year.
For live updates on the burn bans across the state, visit the Oklahoma Forestry Service online.