June 2014 rainfall goes down in the record books as “all over the road” in Texoma.
Heavy rainfall in the Washita River watershed during the first part of June helped push Lake Texoma to its highest level since December (however, it’s still more than six feet below full), and some locations in southern Oklahoma received more than 150% of their normal June rainfall.:
June average rainfall ranges from around 4" in Ardmore to 5" in Sherman.
Meanwhile, the coin was flipped the other way across many of the Red River counties, from Sherman where 64 percent of the June average fell, to Durant where rain gauges logged only 57 percent of the average, to Gainesville where precipitation was even scarcer at less than half of the norm.
The overall drought conditions have improved over the eastern and northern reaches of Texoma from Ada to Paris, but extreme drought persists from Bonham and Durant westward to Gainesville and north to Ardmore.