Texoma in line for heavy rain potential

Thu 21 September 2017 / 6:00 pm

After a hot and humid first weekend of fall, Texoma is in line for some significant rainfall during the period September 26-28. This has been an unusually dry month as September normally yields about three and a half inches from the skies; most of Texoma has seen no rain, or just a few hundredths, since August 23. Exceptions include Ada which got a half inch earlier in the month, with Coalgate getting over an inch. Elsewhere, it’s just been dust.

That is expected to change as a very slow-moving upper trough taps into a deep flow of both Pacific and Gulf moisture. Some computer estimates suggest flooding rainfall of up to 8” may occur in west Texas, while Texoma would get a less dramatic and more of a beneficial soaking of one to three inches.

However, there’s some potential for the trough to move even slower than expected (see map) which would boost our flood potential here. Either way, it looks like we’ll have our best area-wide chance of rain in about five weeks as we move through the last days of September.

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