Hurricane Beryl to bring more drought relief to Oklahoma


After knocking out power to nearly two million residents near Houston, Texas, Hurricane Beryl is expected to brush far southeast Oklahoma.

While it won’t be packing 75-80 mph winds at that point, the rainfall will be welcomed.

As Oklahoma Climatologist Gary McManus wrote Monday, “it should still provide ample rainfall to just about the last part of the state that needed a good dose. Up to 4-6 inches are being forecast, but that could go up a bit in localized areas, and there’s also a wind advisory for a bit of that spin left.”

The anticipated heavy rainfall prompted the National Weather Service to warn residents of possible flooding.

McManus says it also means a “magnificent reversal” for Oklahoma as it appeared headed for “some serious drought with flash drought spreading over the last 60 days.”