October Rainfall Disappoints in Texoma

Wed 1 Nov 2017

October continued a dry spell that began in September; many areas got about half of their usual rainfall for the month. While typically a wet month in the Red River Valley with a 30-year average rainfall of just over five inches, few spots saw anything close to that this year.

Texoma’s October 2017 rainfall ranged from less than an inch at Ringling, about 15 percent of normal, to about 25% of normal in Marietta, Denton and Sherman-Denison to a near-normal tally of 4.91” in Antlers.
As you can see on the map, the average rainfall area-wide was between two and three inches. Couple this deficit with a dry September (see my earlier blog about September rainfall totals), and we’re not in the best of shape right now.

The long-range forecast continues to favor warmer and drier than normal weather through the winter season, just like we’ve seen the past two months. A reminder to please avoid burning on windy days, and be careful with all outdoor ignition materials, from cigarettes to welders and outdoor fire pits.

Take Care,
Steve LaNore
Chief Meteorologist
News 12 / KXII-TV