Rainfall Report: October 8-9, 2011

National Weather Service Doppler estimated rainfall lines up well with observed totals: areas in green such as Sherman and Gainesville lie within the 2-3" band.

Oklahoma City Doppler shows similar accuracy compared  to measured amounts for southern Oklahoma.

Welcome precipitation visited both of sides of the Red River during the weekend of October 8-9. There was a clear pattern of heavier rain west and lower amounts east.

 It was the most widespread general rainfall for Texoma since May although Choctaw, Lamar and Pushmataha Counties received very little rain.

 About 75% of the KXII viewing area enjoyed an inch or more of precipitation during the weekend.

 On the flip side, a few spots like Paris did not report any measurable rain.

 The drought is far from over, but top-soil moisture was temporarily replenished for areas getting an inch more.

 Rainfall for Oct. 8-9, in inches:

Ada 2.40
Antlers 0.16
Ardmore 2.94
Atoka 0.29
Bonham 0.20
Durant 1.35
Gainesville 2.26
Healdton 4.10
Hugo

0.15

Madill 2.63
Marietta 2.79
Paris -0-
Ringling 4.27
Sherman-Denison 2.17
Sulphur 2.99
Tishomingo 1.68

Area lakes didn't benefit much from the rain as most of it soaked in instead of running off. Lake Texoma is expected to rise only a few inches from the rain and remained at the lowest level in 33 years.

Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist

KXII-TV

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