Category Archives: CoCoRaHS

February Rainfall

Rain returned to the area during the last half of February with areas south and east getting considerably more than those to the north and west.  Rainfall exceeded 4 inches in the Cushing area and was generally less than an inch over western Garfield and northern Blaine counties.

Mid and Late January Precipitation

Severe drought continues across the entire area, and very little precipitation fell during the month of January.  Thanks to the many observers that continue to report daily “zeros”.    I know it’s difficult to keep interest during such a long period without significant precipitation.  Hopefully we will be seeing changes soon!

 

Late December/Early January Precipitation

The latest drought monitor shows that about the southeast half of our area is considered “Abnormally Dry” – while the northwest half of the area is in “Moderate Drought”.  Areas of severe drought cover a lot of eastern and southern Oklahoma, and extreme drought has made a return to northwest Oklahoma.

None of our reporting stations were able to exceed 1/2 inch of precipitation from December 21st until January 10th.

There are no significant precipitation events evident in model data through the end of the month, so drought severity is likely to increase into February.

Acknowledging CoCoRaHS Observers

Each year at the start of climatological winter, CoCoRaHS takes the time to acknowledge observer participation.  This year, we have one station in our six county area that will receive a ten year participation award.  OK-LG-6, located 3.7 miles north northwest of Guthrie in Logan County.

Over the last year, 11 of our area stations submitted reports at least 98% of the time.  I know there are a lot of zeros in there!

OK-BL-1 / 9.8 WNW Geary

OK-GD-7 / 3.6 WNW Enid

OK-GD-9 / 3.3 W Enid

OK-KN-2 / 0.4 NE Okarche

OK-CN-1 / 0.2 SE Mustang

OK-CN-23 / 1.8 NNE Calumet

OK-LG-6 / 3.7 NNW Guthrie

OK-LG-14 / 6.2 NNW Edmond

OK-PY-16 / 0.4 E Yale

OK-PY-8 / 3.2 WNW Cushing

OK-PY-9 / 3.0 W Glencoe

Every report matters!  Thanks to all our observers for each and every observation!