I’ve crunched the numbers for October 2008 and they do not look good. For much of Texoma, it’s the driest October in more than 30 years. Virtually all locations received less than half of their average precipitation during the month.
October has been the 2nd wettest month of the year during the 30-year average period of 1971-2000, with about five inches typically. Now, we’ve had two consecutive extremely dry months in a row. Below is a listing of cities by percentage of normal rainfall measured in October 2008: Ranked from driest to wettest
Pauls Valley 52%
The rain pattern for November does not look a whole lot better…but there’s some suggestion in the global circulation that the second half of the month may moisten up as we get a more “active” short-wave trough pattern.
Take Care, Steve LaNore Chief Meteorologist KXII-TV