Welcome Taste of Fall, But Little Rain

The hottest summer on record brought more than 60-plus days of 100-degree-or-higher temperatures, along with the hottest July and August on record for Texoma. Rainfall was also extremely scarce with amounts generally less than 25% of average for the period June to August.

A major pattern change will allow Texoma to sample some fine early fall weather as we move into the Labor day Holiday and the days that follow.

A deep upper air trough will push a Canadian air mass southward into the southern Plains Sunday. The core of the milder air mass will move eastward rather slowly, allowing the east to northeast low-level flow through Texoma skies for several days (discussion continues below map).

 

 A tropical system along the Gulf coast has a very low chance of bringing any rain to Texoma, since the front and high pressure will effectively block a movement in our direction. In fact, northeasterly winds around the "top" of the tropical system will help to further reduce the potential for any heavy rainfall.

So very little rain is expected with the front, but the odds for a major cool-down are in the “high confidence” zone.

Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist

KXII-TV

 

 

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  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Sep 5, 2011 at 08:26 PM
    In response to Kassy's question, I won't give an absolute guarantee at this point, but I'm 95% confident there will NOT be any more 100-degree days in Texoma this year. Take Care, Steve
  • by Sheena on Sep 3, 2011 at 11:36 PM
    That is fantastic news. This cool weather will be such a relief!
  • by Michael Location: Sherman on Sep 3, 2011 at 07:01 PM
    I think that tropical depression is going to hit Sherman and Denison and everything east of us .
  • by Mike Location: Lake Texoma on Sep 3, 2011 at 06:58 PM
    Steve, two questions. What is the lowest recorded lake level for Lake Texoma after the initial filling of the lake, and two; what effect if any does Lake Texoma have on our local weather in regard to rain fall, lake effect snow, etc.
  • by Michael Location: Sherman on Sep 3, 2011 at 07:19 AM
    Be kind to your little wild critters such as tree rats and such set out some drinking water for them .
  • by Kassy Location: Texoma on Sep 2, 2011 at 06:57 PM
    Is the cool down temporary? Just curious since you hinted in the forecast that there may be more 100 degree days. Trying to plan some birthday parties for later this month and wondering if it will be too cool to plan outside water play activities.
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