May 2017 Rainfall: All Over the Road

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June 1, 2017

To say May 2017’s rainfall totals were variable across Texoma would be an understatement to say the least. Several major storm complexes brought repeated heavy rainfalls over the northern sectors, for example Ada, Sulphur and Tishomingo received well above average precipitation (with some flooding problems), while north Texans were largely bypassed by the rain clouds.

A typical Texoma May sees a little over 5 inches of rain; the values shaded in yellow on the image received more than the norm, and in the cases of Coal, Johnston and Murray Counties about twice the average was logged.

On the other hand, north Texas as well as much of southeastern Oklahoma (Hugo, Antlers) received about half their normal rainfall for the month. It was even worse for folks in Dallas: the Metroplex had their 4th driest May on record.

The outlook for the summer suggests warmer than average temperatures, and about equal chances on whether we get below, above, or normal amounts of rainfall.

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