129 Straight Days Without Rain for Panhandle

While precipitation was reported this week in southeast Oklahoma,  northwest Oklahoma and the Panhandle can only wonder what it’s like to get rainfall.

The western reaches of the Panhandle have gone 129 straight days without rain according to Gary McManus, State Climatologist in an Oklahoma Mesonet report issued Wednesday.

Other parts of northwest Oklahoma have gone 119 days without moisture of any kind.  The Panhandle has also gone 131 consecutive days with less than 0.25″ of rainfall.

“Drought has taken firm hold over all of Oklahoma, and little relief is in sight,” wrote McManus.
Southeast Oklahoma got as much as .70 of an inch of rainfall on Tuesday.

 

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