Needin' Some Rain...23 Feb 2009

Needing Some Rain….
23 February 2009

The first half of February brought several shots of rainfall and soil moisture recovered some during that time. In the past 10 days very little precipitation has fallen; it’s no secret things are in the “high fire danger” realm once again.

A cold front and upper trough may bring better rain prospects for Friday and Saturday. Not the best timing, but with winter winding down and spring chomping at the bit, it would be good to have a soaking about now. So I hope we cash in on this possibility.

Steve LaNore
Chief Meteorologist
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  • by CWM Location: Durant on Mar 9, 2009 at 07:01 AM
    Where is Megan? Megan left KXII earlier this year. Aimee Wilmoth is our new weekend meteorologist.
  • by Darrell Location: Pottsboro on Feb 25, 2009 at 08:10 AM
    Hey Steve....Well maybe with some luck, we will get some thunder Thursday night. The system arriving by Wednesday of next week, however looks much better to me for more organized storms and perhaps heavy rain...I always did like a good debate. Thanks..Darrell
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Feb 24, 2009 at 02:54 PM
    Naturally, the exact amount of rain that you're short depends on where you live; it ranges from about 40% of normal at Ardmore, to 50% of normal at Durant and Sherman to 70% of normal at Hugo and Ada. SO...saying we're running about half of normal is in the ballark for most spots. Take Care, Steve
  • by Rachel Location: Denison on Feb 24, 2009 at 12:05 PM
    How far behind on average rain fall for 2009 are we at this point?
  • by lee Location: denison on Feb 24, 2009 at 06:57 AM
    Hey Steve do a Indian rain dance over the air that might help lol just kidding. We need that rain bad I hope we get something soon.
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