November 2012: Precious Little Rain for Texoma

November 2012 will go into the weather data banks as one of the driest on record in Texoma.

The maps below show rainfall at generally less than a half- inch in November with many spots measuring less than 10% of the normal 3 ½ to 4” totals we’d expect. Even Ada, which measured 1.08”, received only 30% of its normal November rainfall allotment: 

The dry November conditions are compounded by an arid October where rainfall was less than half of normal. All of Texoma is now in severe to extreme drought conditions:

The long-range outlook through December suggests continued drier than normal weather with temperatures generally above average – a combination which only intensifies the drought conditions.

 

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