Record Dry September for Some

September 28, 2017

Some Dry, Some Not, as we move into October…

Western and northern sectors of Texoma received welcome rainfall Sep 26-28, but this accounted for less than half of the area with any spots left wishing for water (see map).

It was one of the driest Septembers on record for central sections like Sherman-Denison, which had its driest September since 1922…95 years ago! Many areas along and east of Highway 377 are in need of rain in a big way. More than half of our area failed to scare up even a half inch of precipitation, about 15 percent of average, for the month.

The outlook into the first week of October doesn’t offer a lot of hope for a general soaking: upper level high pressure is expected to provide unseasonably hot, and mostly dry, weather well into the new month.

A reminder to exercise caution when burning outdoors, and never burn on windy days.

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