Texoma Drought Expected to Ease....

Published: Feb. 16, 2018 at 10:24 PM CST
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Fri 16 Feb 2018 / 10:25 pm

Texoma’s tenacious drought will take some nice “dents” through the end of the month of February, thanks to an upper-air pattern change.

A series of slow-moving cold fronts will allow for long periods of moisture return ahead of them, setting the stage for locally heavy rainfall.

The reason for the slow movement – steering winds are from the southwest, a pattern we haven’t seen much of this winter. Southwesterly flow often makes for heavy rainfall events in Texoma because there’s only a weak "push" to the fronts, prolonging rainfall events.

The total rainfall through the end of the month may top five inches in the eastern half of the area, with one to three inches farther west. Great news! Of course, heavy rainfall can cause localized flooding and a reminder to never drive through flooded areas.

Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist

News 12 / KXII-TV

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