July 2017 turned out to be a month of rainfall extremes in Texoma, but temperatures contained few surprises.
In fact, the average temperature for the month was just a half degree above the 30-year average, what we call the “normal” temperature. Here are the hottest temperatures seen during the month in our area:
Madill…101…July 23 and 28
Marietta…102…July 22 and 28
Sherman-Denison…100…July 22 and 23
There were no 100-degree days reported east of Highway 75 during the month. What made the month seem hotter than the thermometer indicated was a very muggy atmosphere through much of the period. This made for many days with Heat Indexes above 100, and a few days where they climbed as high as 112 degrees. Ugh!
Now, when we talk about rainfall, we get into the wild ride. Typical July rainfall for Texoma is about two and a half inches; many areas received three times that, with several locations like Antlers, Fittstown (not shown on the map), Hugo and Paris logging over 10” of rain – 400% of normal! Of course, this didn't apply to everybody, and amounts dropped off sharply west of I-35.
August begins with a showery pattern and mild temperatures, generally at or below normal, through the 7th. Not a bad go for what is normally the hottest part of the year.
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