July Ends with Heavy Rainfall for Texoma

Texoma’s wettest summer in a long time continued as we ended July with torrential rainfall, flooded roads and more recharge for area lakes. 

The July 30-31 rainfall tally ranged from a swamping 6.62” in Clayton to Tishomingo where less than an inch was recorded. On average, three to four inches of precipitation fell (more below map). 

The rainfall produced a lot of runoff since soils were already fairly moist from earlier July rainfall events. Lake Ray Roberts rose more than a foot and half in less than a day, making a total rise of more than three feet for the month. 

I expect Lake Texoma to slowly rise over the next few days and reach its highest level since last October. 

It’s safe to say the drought took a severe dent with this precipitation event, but we won’t have the official figures until Thursday, August 7.

 

Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist

Weather Authority/News 12

 

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